In grammar, the word singular denotes a quantity of one, in contrast with plural, which means more than one. For example:
- un livre - one book or a book
(the word livre is singular, it is a singular noun)
- la montre - the watch
(montre is also a singular noun)
- Elle parle. - She speaks.
(Elle is a singular pronoun and parle is a singular verb.)
- Cette femme a pris mon magazine. - That woman took my magazine.
(Cette is a singular demonstrative adjective, a pris is a singular verb, mon is a singular possessive adjective and femme and magazine are singular nouns.)
- Ce n'était qu'un mauvais rêve. - It was only a bad dream.
(Était is a singular verb, mauvais is a singular adjective and rêve is a singular noun.