Make Your Editor Cry: Glasses (Awkward Plural)
BLUF: (Bottom Line Up Front)
Use pair of glasses for the singular and pairs of glasses for the plural.
The definition of glasses: a device used to correct defects of vision or to protect the eyes that consists typically of a pair of glass or plastic lenses and the frame by which they are held in place
Glasses (meaning spectacles) is always a plural word. It has no specific plural form. We put the words pair of or pairs of in front of the word glasses to give it either its singular and plural form.
One pair of glasses
Two pairs of glasses
Most of my childhood is a big blur, ‘cause I needed better glasses.
I look most like myself when I’m wearing my black, nerdy engineering glasses.
Gregg Bridgeman is the Editor-in-Chief at Olivia Kimbrell Press. He is husband to best-selling Christian author Hallee Bridgeman and parent to three. He continues to proudly serve in the US Armed Forces and has done so in either an active or reserve capacity for more than twenty years as an airborne and air assault qualified paratrooper, earning a Bronze Star for his service. Most importantly, he was ordained in October of 2001 after surrendering his life to Christ decades earlier.