Main definitions of -s in English

: -s1-s2-s3-s4

-s1

Pronunciation /s/

suffix

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

Origin

Old English plural ending -as.

Main definitions of -s in English

: -s1-s2-s3-s4

-s2

Pronunciation /s/

suffix

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

Origin

Old English dialect.

Main definitions of -s in English

: -s1-s2-s3-s4

-s3

Pronunciation /s/

suffix

  • 1Forming adverbs such as afterwards, besides.

  • 2Forming possessive pronouns such as hers, ours.

Origin

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

Pronunciation

-s

/s/

Main definitions of -s in English

: -s1-s2-s3-s4

-s4

Pronunciation /s/

suffix

  • Forming nicknames or hypocoristics.

    • ‘Pops’

Origin

Suggested by -s.

Pronunciation

-s

/s/