# How many people are in a pair of twins? Two or four? This debate has gone on between friends for too long.?

Arguments for 2 people: A pair of chopsticks is two sticks.

Arguments for 4 people: Twins automatically implies the plural number of 2, therefore a pair must be 4.

A pair of pants is one set of trousers though so I guess it could be whether the twins are described as separate people or a pair... (good luck understanding that...)

Please solve this dilema for us. Thanks.

Relevance

A pair of twins is 4 people.

You can use chopstick in a singular form, "please hand me that chopstick."

Twins implies duality. So a pair of twins is 2 sets.

A twin is the singular. "He is a twin." speaks to the individual of the pair.

A pair of twins means there is 4 people, because twins means there is two, and a pair of two is four. =]

anyway there is no way for it to equal two because, as you can see, a "pair of chopsticks" is just like saying "a pair of shoes" pair means two, its basically like saying "two chopsticks" or "two shoes".

• Anonymous

God already won that argument. Twins come as a pair, so a pair of twins is one set, or two people.

2, are Twins if two children are born.

3, are Triplets

5, are Quintuplets

Twins are separate people, but can be

Identical in looks...( the same egg splits ),

Or they can be Fraternal Twins, separate

eggs that are fertilized about or close to

the same time.

A pair of Twins, would be 4 people.

• Anonymous

A pair of twins is 4 people.

I have a SET of twins one boy one girl.

My little sister has a SET of twins one boy one girl.

My other little sister is Pregnant wit a SET of twins a boy and girl.

And My Aunt has a SET of twins one boy one girl.

no one has a Pair as of yet. we all agree on this terminology

as I was a twin and my twin sister died at the age of 23 - there are only two * 4 makes quads and 5 makes quins OK