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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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  2. 2
    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 course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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