- short form
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 suggestionLet's not tell him now.[/ex]IIsuffix-'s1) used with nouns for showing who or what something belongs toI'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 personWe all went back to Alan's for lunch.[/ex]
Dictionary for writing and speaking English. 2014.