American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Is: She's here.
- Has: He's arrived.
- Does: What's he want?
- Us: Let's go.
- v. contracted form of is
- v. contracted form of has
- v. informal contracted form of does (used only with the auxiliary meaning of does and only after interrogative words)
- v. nonstandard are
- pro. Contracted form of us found in the formula let’s used to form first-person plural imperatives. Let’s is now considered as a compound.
- pro. nonstandard Contracted form of as in its nonstandard use as a relative pronoun.
- prep. Possessive marker, indicating than an object belongs to the noun phrase bearing the marker.
- prep. In the absence of a specified object, used to indicate “the house/place/establishment of”.
- n. Indicates a purpose or a user.
- n. usage problem Used to form the plurals of numerals, letters, some abbreviations and some nouns, usually because the omission of an apostrophe would make the meaning unclear or ambiguous.
- n. proscribed Used to form the plural of nouns that correctly take just an "s" in the plural. See greengrocer’s apostrophe.
GNU Webster's 1913
- A contraction for
isor (colloquially) for has.
- Equivalent to -s, with arbitrary use of apostrophe. (Wiktionary)
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but this site has gone
Error on you.
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Yes, I said interesting. Who are you looking at so strangely?
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