EN: un seul (jeans)

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adadr

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French
Hello,
If you're in a shop to buy jeans and the salesperson asks you "How many jeans do you want to buy?", can you answer "just one" ? I'm wondering since jeans is always plural...
Thanks in advance for your answers !
 
  • olivier68

    Senior Member
    French Paris France
    Il faudrait vérifier l'usage, mais "jeans" me semble être un raccourci pour "pair of jeans" (de façon plus générale : [pair of] trousers)… donc, le singulier ne me choque pas dans la réponse. Par contre, dans la question, il faudrait être au pluriel : "How many [pairs of] jeans do you want to buy?".
     
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