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Skizzors : September 16, 2008

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File Name: 20D_56605
Model: Canon EOS 20D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm F/2.8 USM Macro
Date: 09.16.08 12:22am
Focal Length: 100mm (160mm)
Shutter: 1/200 s
F-Stop: F8
ISO: 100
Program: Manual
Metering Mode: Evaluative
Flash: Off
Focus Mode: One shot AF

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The noun "scissors" is treated as a plural noun, and therefore takes a plural verb ("these scissors are"). Alternatively, people refer to this tool as "a pair of scissors", in which case it (a pair) is singular and therefore takes a singular verb ("this pair of scissors is"). (In theory each of the two blades of the tool is a "scissor" in its own right, although in practice such usage is seldom heard.)

The word shears is used to describe larger instruments of similar kind. As a general rule:
* scissors have blades less than 6 in long and usually have handles with finger holes of the same size.
* shears have blades longer than 6 in and often have one small handle with a hole that fits the thumb and one large handle with a hole that will fit two or more fingers.

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Tiny   09.29.08 9:17pm  
If you only had one, wouldn't it just be a knife? ;-)

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