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English definition of “'s”

's

    /-s/ /-z/
short form of is: It's in the cupboard . short form of has: She's gone home . informal short form of does (only used in spoken questions ): How's this thing work ?Question words and expressions short form of us (only used after ' let '): Let's go swimming this afternoon .Personal pronouns
(Definition of 's from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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