101 Words That are Both Plural and Singular

Plural of moose?

 

The majority of nouns have distinct plural and singular forms. However, there are a number of special words that are spelled and pronounced exactly the same way in both their singular and plural forms. Here are 101 words that are both singular and plural.

If you are not sure how to convert a singular noun into a plural noun, check out our guide to how to convert a singular noun to a plural noun.

 

 

  • Accommodation
  • Advice
  • Alms
  • Aircraft
  • Aluminum
  • Barracks
  • Bison
  • Binoculars
  • Bourgeois
  • Breadfruit
  • Cannon
  • Caribou
  • Cattle
  • Chalk
  • Chassis
  • Chinos
  • Clippers
  • Clothing
  • Cod
  • Concrete
  • Corps
  • Correspondence
  • Crossroads
  • Deer
  • Dice
  • Doldrums
  • Dungarees
  • Education
  • Eggfruit
  • Elk
  • Eyeglasses
  • Fish (numbers of)
  • Flares (clothing)
  • Flour
  • Food
  • Fruit
  • Furniture
  • Gallows
  • Goldfish
  • Grapefruit
  • Greenfly
  • Grouse
  • Haddock
  • Halibut
  • Head (cattle)
  • Headquarters
  • Help
  • Homework
  • Hovercraft
  • Ides
  • Insignia
  • Jackfruit
  • Jeans
  • Knickers
  • Knowledge
  • Kudos
  • Leggings
  • Lego
  • Luggage
  • Moose
  • Monkfish
  • Mullet
  • Nailclippers
  • News
  • Offspring
  • Oxygen
  • Pants
  • Pyjamas
  • Passionfruit
  • Pike
  • Pliers
  • Police
  • Premises
  • Reindeer
  • Rendezvous
  • Salmon
  • Scissors
  • Series
  • Shambles
  • Sheep
  • Shellfish
  • Shorts
  • Shrimp
  • Smithereens
  • Spacecraft
  • Species
  • Squid
  • Starfruit
  • Stone (weight)
  • Sugar
  • Swine
  • Tongs
  • Trousers
  • Trout
  • Tuna
  • Tweezers
  • You
  • Wheat
  • Whitebait
  • Wood

 

Can you think of any words that are both plural and singular? Leave a comment and let us know!

 

56 Comments

  • Bonnie Mitchell October 7, 2015 12:04 am

    Dice is the plural of die.

    • Linet chen January 16, 2018 1:08 am

      dice is also a cube you roll with dots/numbers.

      • Dat Guy May 29, 2018 1:03 pm

        No, that is a die. A single polyhedron that is rolled to determine a random number is a die. Multiple polyhedrons that are rolled to determine a random number are dice.

    • Maureen May 23, 2018 5:32 pm

      Lol..
      No. Dice is different from die.

      • Sujata June 6, 2018 6:20 pm

        Dat guy us right is just like radius and radii

    • Greg Larsen September 8, 2018 12:33 am

      Good catch from their list

  • s sankar January 1, 2018 12:53 pm

    staff have no plural

    • Jack He January 31, 2018 11:29 am

      staves

      • Ken February 17, 2018 3:07 am

        I think they may have meant it in terms of employment. where staff is the same in singular and plural.

  • jana harvin January 6, 2018 12:02 am

    shrimp, deer

    • Arlettle Williams April 22, 2018 9:37 am

      Shrimp and deer are both on the list…

  • Francis January 15, 2018 7:20 am

    gravel, crawfish

    • Ken February 18, 2018 9:26 am

      Gravel is plural. There is no singular for gravel.

      • Joe May 22, 2018 3:30 am

        I bought a load of gravel – singular
        I bought three loads of gravel – plural

        • Sujata June 6, 2018 6:23 pm

          Yes staff not for stick but for employees is the same in both forms

        • Greg Larsen September 8, 2018 12:35 am

          I picked up a piece of gravel.

  • Bhakta b January 27, 2018 5:09 pm

    Dozen, hundred, series

    • Maureen May 23, 2018 5:36 pm

      Dozens, hundreds,.. What are u saying?😂😂

    • Lee June 29, 2018 12:23 pm

      You can have dozens of bullets and hundreds of dollars.

  • Lisa February 9, 2018 6:48 am

    Underwear

  • Ken February 17, 2018 3:05 am

    Hair

    • Lee June 29, 2018 12:25 pm

      I see where you’re coming from. A single hair or a head of hair. But you can have three hairs as well. Or something can be three hairs wide.

  • Ken February 17, 2018 3:07 am

    I think they may have meant it in terms of employment. where staff is the same in singular and plural.

  • Rosanne Harwood February 17, 2018 7:07 am

    Tights

  • Mike March 6, 2018 10:27 am

    Information

  • Gary Brown March 16, 2018 4:40 am

    “Kin” as in next-of-kin or relative.

  • Silvio Nunes March 24, 2018 7:53 am

    equipment

  • mahbub Alam April 18, 2018 4:44 pm

    Money

    • Robert June 14, 2018 11:21 am

      Isn’t plural of money..monies ?

      • Usman Ali Zahid July 1, 2018 2:56 pm

        bro we add ies instead of y where there is no vowel supporting y. like study it’ll be studies.. money is used in term of collective noun so we can’t use monies :) if we’ll use then it’ll be as moneys but their is no plural :)

  • Max Sarazin May 13, 2018 4:22 pm

    caboose

  • Thoi May 14, 2018 8:47 am

    goods

  • Vincent May 15, 2018 1:32 pm

    Information

  • Joe May 22, 2018 3:30 am

    Watercraft

  • Maureen May 23, 2018 5:34 pm

    Land?

  • Dat Guy May 29, 2018 1:36 pm

    As an adjective, cannon is neither singular nor plural. As a noun, cannon is singular and cannons are plural. A 21 cannon ship is a ship with 21 cannons. Bourgeoisie is plural for bourgeois. I have always said legos, but spellcheck tells me I’m wrong. Maybe legos is a Northwest US dialect word. Accommodations is plural and far more common than accommodation. Clothes is plural for both cloth and clothing. Although, I have used and heard clothing as plural regularly, so I guess it fits in this list. I have always used pikes for plural, and seen it in multiple books and games, and spellcheck agrees, but Merriam Webster seems to disagree with that usage. Just to confuse people, woods should also be included because woods is both a large group of trees and multiple large groups of trees, similar to a forest and multiple forests. I haven’t heard of a consensus on which is bigger, a woods or a forest.

    • Usman Ali Zahid July 1, 2018 3:18 pm

      Usman Agrees with you dude Both thumbs up :p

  • brian June 26, 2018 3:41 pm

    My understanding is the word ‘people’ can be singular or plural. Plural of person is persons

  • Usman Ali Zahid July 1, 2018 3:12 pm

    sorry dude but many of your words are not correct you have chosen the plural ones of many nouns
    like
    headquarter is singular and its plural is headquarters
    and same as one of brothers have corrected some words like die is singular and dice and dies are the two plurals of it in which dice stand for a cube used in game of chance and dies is number of people etc
    one of my brothers have commented some words like hundred, dozen, series

    • Ronnie Berry November 2, 2018 6:25 am

      but you could have dozens of bouncy balls or hundreds of dollars

  • Usman Ali Zahid July 1, 2018 3:12 pm

    Listen up bro except series both of them have plurals but they can be used singularly in sentences. hundred have hundreds and dozen has dozens
    like
    i have three hundred pounds
    we can use them as i have three hundreds of pounds
    both are correct
    give me 2 dozen of eggs
    i need 2 dozens of eggs
    it is up-to the sense you are using
    similarly .. when we are using sentences in hunting situations we use many animals name both singular and plural same
    like i m going to hunt elephant,birds, deer and fish :)
    here we don’t mean of singular of every singular animals or birds. its upto the sense we are using :) hope this help you guys .

  • jatin July 12, 2018 2:39 am

    tea is also has same plural and singular

    • Greg Larsen September 8, 2018 12:36 am

      I have several kinds of teas.

  • christian neil alvarez July 16, 2018 4:24 am

    equiptment

  • Shakthi August 9, 2018 10:10 pm

    How about -Equipment !

  • Asherw8 August 15, 2018 3:37 pm

    cod and trout

  • Christine Duffy August 19, 2018 5:32 pm

    “License” and its plural “license” are mistreated daily in the news.
    And, was “equipment” spelled “equiptment” in the past?

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  • alex24k September 2, 2018 9:42 pm

    What is Ides?

  • Vijay September 6, 2018 1:26 am

    Scenery

  • Greg Larsen September 8, 2018 12:37 am

    Military is both singular and plural, yet used incorrectly in the press.

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  • Thithikilta September 14, 2018 7:49 pm

    Water, hair

  • Muthuanand October 1, 2018 1:46 pm

    Jargon

  • Justin Harrison October 5, 2018 1:43 am

    sugar is one right?

  • Ky October 25, 2018 8:33 am

    Can the word They, be singular? Instead of using the words he or she. What do you substitute.? That person is walking across the street?

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