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What is singular number?

 

Definition
 

Singular number is number that refers to one member of a designated class.

Examples (English)
 
  • The singular form bat as opposed to bats.
  • Mass nouns may be indicated by singular number, such as the singular form sugar.
Generic
  Singular number is a kind of
 
Sources
 

Crystal 1980 245

 

Hartmann and Stork 1972 210


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