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PluralizationService.IsSingular Method

Determines if the specified word is singular.

Namespace:  System.Data.Entity.Design.PluralizationServices
Assembly:  System.Data.Entity.Design (in System.Data.Entity.Design.dll)

public abstract bool IsSingular(
	string word


Type: System.String
The value to be analyzed.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the word is singular; otherwise, false.

The PluralizationService class applies English rules for constructing plural and singular forms of words. To extend the service to other languages, use the PluralizationService on the EntityModelSchemaGenerator class.

Both the IsSingular() and IsPlural() methods can return true for the same word. For example, both methods will return true for the word "fish".

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.