"It is glasses." Is this a right sentence?

China
June 29, 2008 4:48am CST
Hi! Mylotters, i want some help here. I am a Chinese girl teaching english in a primary school. I came across a sentence "it is glasses." to mean "it is a pair of glasses." But i haven't ever seen or heard people using the sentence before. So i want to confirm whether you english-speaking people say it like that? I saw it in a text book for children. I am not sure if it is right or not to say it like that. Or is it proper for being compiled in a children's textbook? Thanks a lot!
3 responses
• United States
29 Jun 08
Could you provide more text surrounding the 'it is glasses'? From what you've provided, I'd think that it should be 'it's a pair of glasses' or 'they are glasses'. Good luck with your teaching!
• China
30 Jun 08
You are so nice. Thank you! It is a sentence to describe a picture( a pair of glasses). Greateful.
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
29 Jun 08
A pair of glasses would sound more proper than just glasses. Also I learned from my english teach in high school that in english you don't start a proper sentence with the word "it" or its basicly not a sentence. I would guess a more proper way of saying it would be"Here is a pair of glasses"
• China
30 Jun 08
Thank you for your responding. Good luck!
@gsha04 (6)
• India
29 Jun 08
I think Its better to say pair of glasses rather than it is glasses. I think its wrong to say it is glasses
• China
29 Jun 08
Thank you! I agree with you. But I am confused with some expressions in English.