's

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English

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Pronunciation

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Etymology 1

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Contractions of various words ending in s.

Verb

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’s (clitic)

  1. Contraction of is.
    The dog’s running after me!
  2. Contraction of has.
    The dog’s been chasing the mail carrier again.
  3. (proscribed, dialectal, Southern US) Contraction of was.
    It’s a beautiful day yesterday so I’s at the park.
  4. (informal) Contraction of does (used only with the auxiliary meaning of does and only after interrogative words).
    What’s he do for a living?
    What’s it say?
    How’s it work?
    Where’s the n in Javanese come from?
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Pronoun

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’s (clitic)

  1. Contraction of us (found in the formula let’s which is used to form first-person plural imperatives).
    What are you guys waiting for? Let’s go!

Determiner

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’s

  1. (poetic) Contraction of his.
    Duncan’s in ’s grave

Conjunction

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’s

  1. (UK, dialect) Contraction of as (when it is (nonstandardly) used as a relative conjunction, or like a relative pronoun, meaning "that").
    All’s he wanted was to go home.

Adverb

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’s (not comparable)

  1. (UK, dialect) Contraction of as.
    • 1922, E. F. Benson, Negotium Perambulans:
      He takes his bottle of whisky a day and gets drunk’s a lord in the evening.

Etymology 2

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Suffix

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's

  1. (sometimes proscribed) Alternative spelling of -s (when referring to numerical ranges)
  2. Misspelling of -s. (when forming plurals, possessive pronouns, etc.)

Bavarian

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Etymology 1

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Unstressed form of des.

Pronoun

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's

  1. it (nominative and accusative)
  2. this, that
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Article

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's n

  1. the
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Etymology 2

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Unstressed form of se.

Pronoun

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's

  1. she
  2. they, them
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Catalan

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Pronoun

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's

  1. Contraction of se.

Usage notes

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  • 's is the reduced (reduïda) form of the pronoun. It is used after verbs ending with a vowel.
    Si us plau, calmi's.Please calm down.

Declension

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Cimbrian

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Etymology 1

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Article

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's

  1. (Sette Comuni) the; definite article for two declensions:
    1. nominative singular neuter
    2. accusative singular neuter
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Cimbrian definite articles
Masculine Feminine Neuter Plural
Nominative dar de / di 's / z de / di
Accusative in de / di 's / z de / di
Dative me dar me in

Etymology 2

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Pronoun

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's

  1. (Sette Comuni) Alternative form of es (it)

References

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  • “'s” in Martalar, Umberto Martello, Bellotto, Alfonso (1974) Dizionario della lingua Cimbra dei Sette Communi vicentini, 1st edition, Roana, Italy: Instituto di Cultura Cimbra A. Dal Pozzo

Dutch

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Etymology 1

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A clitic form of des, the genitive of the masculine and neuter singular articles de and het.

Pronunciation

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Article

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’s

  1. Contraction of des.
    ’s Konings baard ruikt naar uiensoep.The king's beard smells like onion soup.
    ’s morgensin the morning
    ’s werelds beste reisbestemmingthe world’s best travel destination
    ’s werelds mooiste zeereisthe world’s most beautiful sea voyage
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Etymology 2

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Pronunciation

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Adverb

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's

  1. Clipping of eens.

German

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Article

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’s

  1. (chiefly colloquial or poetic) Contraction of das.

Pronoun

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’s

  1. (chiefly colloquial or poetic) Contraction of es.

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Irish

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Conjunction

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’s

  1. Contraction of is (and).

Particle

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’s

  1. Contraction of is (is).

Noun

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’s

  1. Contraction of a fhios (knowledge of it): only used in tá’s ag and similar constructions

Scottish Gaelic

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Pronunciation

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Verb

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's

  1. Contraction of is (is).

Conjunction

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's

  1. Contraction of is (and).

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