s'

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Particle[edit]

s’

  1. Plural possessive marker, indicating than an object belongs to the plural noun phrase bearing the marker. (See also es'.)
    Chris’s heart leapt when she saw the expressions on her teachers’ faces. (the teacher + s’)
  2. Singular possessive marker, used optionally with words whose singular form ends in -s.

Usage notes[edit]

Use of s' is to be distinguished from the use of the possessive marker ' on nouns that terminate in s; see ' for more. See also 's.

See also[edit]

Catalan[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

s’

  1. Contraction of es.

Declension[edit]


French[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

s’

  1. elision of siif” before il or ils
    S’il vous plaît. - Please. or Here you are.
    Je ne sais pas s’ils viendront demain. - I don’t know if they will come tomorrow.

Pronoun[edit]

s’ (third person)

  1. elision of se before a word beginning with a vowel.
    Il s’habille. - He’s dressing (himself).
    Il s’aime. - He loves himself.
    Ils s’aiment. - They love themselves. or They love each other.
  1. (informal) elision of se before a word beginning with a consonant.
    Y s’bouge le cul ou quoi? - Is he movin’ his ass or what?

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Italian[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

s’ (second and third person)

  1. (before a vowel) apocopic form of si

Neapolitan[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

s’

  1. (before a vowel) apocopic form of se

Old French[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

s'

  1. his; her; its (elided form of son or sa before a word starting with a vowel)