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-'s

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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • /z/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • /z/

Definitions of -'s word

  • noun -'s -'s is added to nouns to form possessives. However, with plural nouns ending in '-s', and sometimes with names ending in '-s', you form the possessive by adding -'. 0
  • noun -'s -'s is the usual spoken form of 'is'. It is added to the end of the pronoun or noun which is the subject of the verb. For example, 'he is' and 'she is' can be shortened to 'he's' and 'she's'. 0
  • noun -'s -'s is the usual spoken form of 'has', especially where 'has' is an auxiliary verb. It is added to the end of the pronoun or noun which is the subject of the verb. For example, 'It has gone' can be shortened to 'It's gone'. 0
  • noun -'s -'s is sometimes added to numbers, letters, and abbreviations to form plurals, although many people think you should just add '-s'. 0
  • suffix -'s -s or -es is added to a noun to form a plural. 0
  • suffix -'s -s or -es is added to a verb to form the third person singular, present tense. 0

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Parts of speech for -'s

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

-'s popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 86% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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