Main meanings of -s in English

: -s1-s2-s3-s4

-s1

Pronunciation /s/ /z/

suffix

  • Denoting the plurals of nouns (as in apples, wagons, etc.).

Origin

Old English plural ending -as.

Main meanings of -s in English

: -s1-s2-s3-s4

-s2

Pronunciation /s/ /z/

suffix

  • Forming the third person singular of the present of verbs (as in sews, runs, etc.).

Origin

Old English dialect.

Main meanings of -s in English

: -s1-s2-s3-s4

-s3

Pronunciation /s/ /z/

suffix

  • 1Forming adverbs such as besides.

  • 2Forming possessive pronouns such as hers, ours.

Origin

Old English -es, masculine and neuter genitive singular ending.

Pronunciation

-s

/s/ /z/

Main meanings of -s in English

: -s1-s2-s3-s4

-s4

Pronunciation /s/ /z/

suffix

  • Forming nicknames or pet names.

    • ‘ducks’

Origin

Suggested by -s.

Pronunciation

-s

/s/ /z/