Do you know the correct singular or plural usage of the English words, or are you still confused? Would the word be used as a singular or a plural noun? For example, if we take the word “hair,” we sometimes create a mess while speaking or in writing, whether it would be “hair” or “hairs”? Today, in this blog, we’ll teach you the word’s correct singular or plural usage.
In English, however, “hair” is a mass noun (just like “Grass” or “fur”), and as such, it is used with regular verbs.
Hair or Hairs – Which one is correct?
When referring to a single strand of hair then, “hair” can be used as a countable noun. Let’s say, “I found a hair on my table.”
When referring to several isolated hairs, you can also use “hair” in the plural sense. Let’s say, “There is a possibility that four hairs are white in my head.”
This is comparatively rarely used when you say about hair covering some part of your body; you should never say “hairs.”
- Please cut my hair in a blunt bob style. (Correct)
- Please cut my hairs in blunt bob style. (Wrong)
Be careful in using that “hair” in English does not only refer to the hair on your head and nape; it can also refer to any “fur” encompassing some portion of your body. We can avoid confusion by using adjectives when referring to “non-head” hair, let’s say facial hair (the beard and mustache in males), body hair, etc.
- My hair is long and beautiful. (Correct)
- My hair are long and beautiful. (Wrong)
- Her hair looks curly. (Correct)
- Her hair look curly. (Wrong)
We don’t put the indefinite article before it as it is a mass noun.
- She has golden color hair. (Correct)
- She has a golden color hair. (Wrong)
Is it correct when I say “hairs”?
Yes, but when it comes to counting.
Can I use “hair” or “hairs”?
Use “hair” when it is referred to the whole material but when referring to individual strands of hair, use “hairs”.
Where should I use the word hair?
To refer to individual strands of hair.
Is hair has its plural and what is the plural of “hair”?
Yes, hair has its plural, and “hairs” is the plural noun of “hair.” Hair is an uncountable noun as well as a singular noun.
Is hair plural? Can we use “hairs” as a word?
Hair is a singular countable noun and is a plural form of hair.
Hair in a sentence
- I need to brush my hair before I go out.
- My hair is long and curly.
- I just got my hair cut at the salon.
- My hair is naturally blonde, but I like to dye it different colors.
- I use a hair dryer to style my hair after I wash it.
- I must tie my hair back when I cook to keep it out of the food.
- I use hair gel to keep my hair in place.
- I have a hair appointment next week to get my roots touched up.
- I have thick hair, so it takes a while to dry.
- I have a terrible habit of playing with my hair when I’m nervous.
- I like to braid my hair when it’s hot outside to keep it off my neck.
- I use a hair straightener to smooth out my curls.
- I have a lot of split ends and need to get a haircut soon.
- I have to be careful when I use hair products because I have sensitive skin.
- My hair gets tangled easily, so I have to brush it often.
- I have to use a lot of conditioners to keep my hair from getting dry.
- I have to wash my hair every day, or it gets greasy.
- I have to use a special shampoo and conditioner for my color-treated hair.
- I usually wear my hair down, but sometimes I put it up in a ponytail.
- I have a lot of flyaways in my hair that I have to tame with a brush.
- I like to use hair clips to keep my hair out of my face.
- I have difficulty styling my hair because it’s so delicate and slippery.
- I have a lot of hair, but it’s thin, so it doesn’t hold styles well.
- I have to be careful not to pull too hard when I brush my hair, or it will hurt.
- I like to use hair oils to keep my hair healthy and shiny.
- I must be careful when I use hair styling tools because they can burn my skin.
- I have to be careful not to use too much heat on my hair, or it will get damaged.
- I have to use a wide-tooth comb to detangle my hair after I wash it.
- I have to be careful not to use too much hair product, or it will weigh my hair down.
- I like to use hair ties that don’t pull on my hair too much.
- I have to be careful not to brush my hair too much, or it will break.
- I have to use a hairbrush with natural bristles to avoid damaging my hair.
- I have to be careful not to use too much heat on my hair, or it will get fried.
- I like to use hair clips to keep my hair out of my face when working out.
- I have to use a particular hairbrush for my curly hair to avoid frizz.
- I have to be careful not to use too much hair product, or it will look greasy.
- I have to be careful not to use too much heat on my hair, or it will get brittle.
- I have to use a hairbrush with a long handle to reach the back of my head.
- I have to be careful not to use too much hair product, or it will make my hair look oily.
Although “hair” is the standard word used by all of us as a common noun referring to a collection of hair (individual strands), hairs can be used in a certain way when referring to a specific number of strands of hair. However, if you feel doing that might find you challenging and get your numbers cut, avoid using it.
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