I think "to wear a pair of jeans" is the correct formal saying but I see many people use "to wear jeans" & "to wear a jeans".

So, to wear a jeans / jeans / a pair of jeans? which one is right?


Jeans is a plural noun like pants/trousers.

So you cannot say I wear a jeans. Instead, you usually say I wear jeans, though you can also say "I wear a pair of jeans".

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  • if you search "wear a jeans" in Google, it will come out 70K results. google.com/… – Tom Nov 14 '15 at 10:58
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    @Tom Grammatically correct and often used don't mean the same thing. Also, try googling "wear jeans" and "wear a pair of jeans" and compare those numbers. – Fund Monica's Lawsuit Nov 14 '15 at 13:19
  • googling "wear a pair of jeans" & my question comes up to the top of the result list – Tom Nov 14 '15 at 13:47
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    @Tom your quoted link is full of completely different statements in form "wear a jeans shirt" "wear a jeans jacket" etc - which are actaully grammatically correct, as there the article refers to "shirt" or "jacket", not "jeans". – Peteris Nov 14 '15 at 14:21
  • @Tom a lot of the hits for your Google search are using Jeans as a synonym for denim, the fabric jeans are made from, rather than in the sense of a pair of jeans. – Joseph Rogers Nov 17 '15 at 10:35

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