Ending -s in English
1. -s at the end of English words and their meanings
1.1. Plural form of a noun
There are two books on the desk.
Drop the s and you'll get book. This is a noun. → plural of the nouns
1.2. Simple Present – 3rd person singular
John likes football.
Drop the s and you'll get like. This is a verb. → Simple Present
1.3. Apostrophe 's
- Have you seen Lisa's schoolbag?
- Here is Charles's book.
- The girls' room is nice.
If you use the short/contracted form for is, you'll get 's → He is in the kitchen. → He's in the kitchen.
2. Other words ending in -s
These are words ending in -s or -ss, e.g.
If you drop the -s you will not get an English word.
- tennis → tenni is not an English word
- dress → dre is not an English word