Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • suffix Used to form the possessive case of singular nouns, plural nouns that do not end in s, certain pronouns, and phrases that function as nouns or pronouns: nation's; women's; another's; the girl next door's cat.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Middle English -s, -es, from Old English -es, genitive sing. suff.

Examples

    Sorry, no example sentences found.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.