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suffix     -’s pronunciation in British English
  1. 1
    used with nouns for showing who or what something belongs to

    I’ve never met Andy’s wife.

    The dog’s leg was badly cut.

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    1. a.
      used with nouns to show a connection or relationship

      Phil’s work (=the work he does)

      the evening’s activities (=activities that happen in the evening)

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    used for talking about the home of a particular person

    We all went back to Alan’s for lunch.

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  3. 3
    used for talking about some types of shops

    He gets most of their meat at the butcher’s.

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a volume of articles, essays, etc., contributed by many authors in honor of a colleague, usually published on the occasion of their retirement, an important anniversary and the like

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