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1-es

noun plural suffix \əz, iz after s, z, sh, ch; z after v or a vowel\

Definition of -ES

—used to form the plural of most nouns that end in s <glasses>, z <fuzzes>, sh <bushes>, ch <peaches>, or a final y that changes to i <ladies> and of some nouns ending in f that changes to v <loaves> — compare 1-s
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Origin of -ES

Middle English -es, -s — more at 1-s

2-es

verb suffix

Definition of -ES

—used to form the third person singular present of most verbs that end in s <blesses>, z <fizzes>, sh <hushes>, ch <catches>, or a final y that changes to i <defies> — compare 3-s

Origin of -ES

Middle English — more at 3-s
-ES Defined for Kids

1-es

noun plural suffix \əz, iz after s, z, sh, ch; z after v or a vowel\

Definition of -ES for Kids

—used to form the plural of most nouns that end in s <glasses>, z <buzzes>, sh <bushes>, ch <peaches>, or a final y that changes to i <ladies> and of some nouns ending in f that changes to v <loaves>

2-es

verb suffix

Definition of -ES for Kids

—used to form the third person singular present of most verbs that end in s <blesses>, z <fizzes>, sh <blushes>, ch <catches>, or a final y that changes to i <denies>

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