short form I
1) a way of saying or writing ‘is' and ‘has'. This is not often used in formal writing

She's in the kitchen.

John's gone out.[/ex]
2) the usual way of saying or writing ‘us' when you use it with ‘let' to make a suggestion
Let's not tell him now.[/ex]
1) used with nouns for showing who or what something belongs to
I've never met Andy's wife.[/ex]
The dog's leg was badly cut.[/ex]
the evening's activities (= activities that happen in the evening)[/ex]
2) used for talking about the home of a particular person
We all went back to Alan's for lunch.[/ex]

Dictionary for writing and speaking English. 2014.

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