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Hi,

Would you please tell me which one is correct?

A pair of students is...
A pair of students are...

And I guess when it comes as "pairs", the verb must come as plural. Is there any exception?

Thanks
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In real life we'd probably say, "Two students are ..."
Thank you, and yes I would use the same, but I'm trying to learn correct usage of "a pair" for humans too. I don't think that it would be wrong to use "a pair" for the human too.
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During this time, a pair of students is stationed in the main entrance of the school, where they answer phone calls, take messages and assist visitors to the school.

I hope this helps.
HUBLOThttp://rsecord.epsb.ca/co-curricular/student-leadership/student-office-assistants During this time, a pair of students is stationed in the main entrance of the school, where they answer phone calls, take messages and assist visitors to the school.I hope this helps.
I agree with that one, but "A pair of students are coming down the hallway." You have to use whatever sounds best in the context, usually whatever makes the best sense.
What about?
A pair of scissors.
A pair of pants.
A pair of glasses.
What about if we have more than one pair? Two pairs of pants.
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Thank you all,
"A pair" is quite especial a case comparing similar quantifiers like "a couple" or "a dozen", which come with plural noun.

Thanks again.
Hi dear Audry,

It's the same, I mean all your three examples come with singular verbs, and "pairs" comes with a plural verb. I was asking about human cases, and wondered if there is any exception or not.

eg Two pairs of slippers are...
i dont really understand what it is
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