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What are words ending with S?
8 letter words that end with S
What 4 letter word starts with A and ends with S?
4-letter words ending with S
Why do we add s to words?
Use “s” or “es” to show plurality in count nouns. You need to show plurality when you are talking about more than one or are speaking in general terms about all of the items in one category. This person is reading more than one book. Therefore, it is necessary to add “s” to the end of the word “books.”
How do you write last names ending in s?
Names are pluralized like regular words. Add -es for names ending in “s” or “z” and add -s for everything else. When indicating the possessive, if there is more than one owner add an apostrophe to the plural; if there is one owner, add ‘s to the singular (The Smiths’ car vs. Smith’s car).
How to make a word ending in s possessive?
Let’s Get Possessive Singular Nouns. Most singular nouns define a possessive relationship by adding an ‘s to the end of the word. Plural Nouns. Most plural nouns end in s already. Special Exceptions. If a word doesn’t end in s but ends with an s -sound AND the next word begins with an s, you can define possession by adding just Possessive Pronouns.
What is the possessive case for words ending in s?
Plural nouns ending in s take no further ending for the possessive. In writing, however, an apostrophe is put after the s to indicate the possessive case. Plural nouns not ending in s take ‘s in the possessive. Note : In older English the possessive of most nouns was written as well as pronounced with the ending -es or -is.
Are nouns ending in s always plural?
Yes, that is the normal way that singular nouns ending with an ‘s’ in English are made plural; those that are dealt with otherwise are exceptions, and as we have no literary precedent for any pluralisation of virus in Latin there is no reason to make an exception (and so the discussion above on vira vs viri is academic).
What is the plural of names ending in s?
Singulars ending in s are usually the same in plural: species, mumps, innings and so on. But proper names ending in ‘s’ take add ‘es’ in plural: Jones becomes the Joneses. Compound words add the plural to the noun part: sons-in-law, Lord Mayors, Courts Martial.