I went to pick up my son from playschool.

There were lots of shoes on the shoe rack.

I asked my son,

"Which one is yours?"

"Which shoes are yours?"

Can one used for shoes since there are two items.

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    No, but you can say "Which ones are yours"?
    – BillJ
    Commented May 2, 2017 at 7:09

2 Answers 2


As the subject shoes is plural, you should use ones as such.

Which ones are yours?

If you were asking about a particular singular shoe or item, then

Which one is yours?

would be correct.


You can assume shoes come in pairs, and can use:

Which pair of shoes is yours?

or simply:

Which pair is yours?

where it is assumed you are talking about shoes.

Pair is defined as (Google):

a set of two things used together or regarded as a unit

and hence takes the singular form of the verb.

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