‘s (ELLIPTED NOUN)

‘s (ELLIPTED NOUN)

Point 69 in DETERMINERS/possessives is defined as:

‘s without a following noun when the noun has already been mentioned or is obvious in the context.

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The examples in the EGP both contain a possessive adjective too, so we will use this here to help highlight out grammar.

_AP _N ‘s

1 HIS FATHER ‘S . 294
2 HER HUSBAND ‘S . 185
3 HER MOTHER ‘S . 163
4 MY MOTHER ‘S . 160
5 MY WIFE ‘S . 150
6 MY DAD ‘S . 150
7 MY FATHER ‘S . 144
8 HER FATHER ‘S . 140
9 HIS MOTHER ‘S . 128
10 MY HUSBAND ‘S . 113
11 MY MOM ‘S . 112
12 HIS WIFE ‘S . 105

13 YOUR OPPONENT ‘S . 98 (B2 vocabulary)

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14 MY SON ‘S . 87
15 YOUR PARTNER ‘S . 83
16 YOUR NEIGHBOR ‘S . 82
17 HIS BROTHER ‘S . 81
18 MY DAUGHTER ‘S . 75
19 MY MASTER ‘S . 72
20 YOUR CHILD ‘S . 72
21 MY SISTER ‘S . 63
22 MY FRIEND ‘S . 56
23 MY BROTHER ‘S . 55
24 MY GRANDMOTHER ‘S . 55
25 HIS DAD ‘S . 55
26 HIS SON ‘S . 55
27 YOUR BABY ‘S . 55
28 YOUR FATHER ‘S . 53
29 YOUR COMPETITOR ‘S . 52
30 OUR FAQ ‘S . 50
31 HER BROTHER ‘S . 48
32 HER SISTER ‘S . 48
33 YOUR FAMILY ‘S . 48
34 HER SON ‘S . 46
35 THEIR MOTHER ‘S . 42
36 MY FAMILY ‘S . 42
37 HER DAUGHTER ‘S . 40
38 YOUR SPOUSE ‘S . 40
39 YOUR MASTER ‘S . 38
40 YOUR MOTHER ‘S . 38
41 HIS MASTER ‘S . 35
42 ITS PREDECESSOR ‘S . 34
43 THEIR PC ‘S . 34
44 YOUR CHILDREN ‘S . 34
45 THEIR CHILDREN ‘S . 33
46 MY MUM ‘S . 33
47 THEIR GCSE ‘S . 32
48 YOUR FRIEND ‘S . 32
49 HIS SISTER ‘S . 30
50 YOUR COMPANY ‘S . 29
51 HER MASTER ‘S . 28
52 HER GRANDMOTHER ‘S . 28
53 HIS PREDECESSOR ‘S . 28
54 YOUR BROTHER ‘S . 28
55 THEIR FATHER ‘S . 27
56 MY PC ‘S . 27
57 MY GRANDMA ‘S . 26
58 THEIR PARTNER ‘S . 26
59 YOUR PJ ‘S . 26
60 MY GRANDFATHER ‘S . 25
61 YOUR WIFE ‘S . 25
62 THEIR ABC ‘S . 24
63 MY BACHELOR ‘S . 24
64 HIS FRIEND ‘S . 24
65 YOUR BACHELOR ‘S . 24
66 HIS MOM ‘S . 23
67 THEIR CHILD ‘S . 22
68 HIS DAUGHTER ‘S . 22
69 HER DAD ‘S . 22
70 YOUR SON ‘S . 22
71 HER FAMILY ‘S . 21
72 YOUR CUSTOMER ‘S . 21
73 YOUR DAUGHTER ‘S . 21
74 YOUR ENEMY ‘S . 21
75 THEIR EX ‘S . 20
76 THEIR OPPONENT ‘S . 20
77 THEIR LIFE ‘S . 20
78 HIS OPPONENT ‘S . 20
79 HIS FAMILY ‘S . 20
80 YOUR CLIENT ‘S . 20
81 YOUR MOM ‘S . 20
82 YOUR PROJECT ‘S . 20
83 HIS GRANDFATHER ‘S . 19
84 MY CROHN ‘S . 19
85 MY GO-TO ‘S . 18
86 MY EX ‘S . 18
87 YOUR VIDEO ‘S . 18
88 THEIR BACHELOR ‘S . 17
89 THEIR FAMILY ‘S . 17
90 THEIR MASTER ‘S . 17
91 OUR LIFE ‘S . 17
92 MY UNCLE ‘S . 17
93 HER MUM ‘S . 17
94 HER MOM ‘S . 17
95 MY CHILDREN ‘S . 16
96 HER FRIEND ‘S . 16
97 MY NEIGHBOR ‘S . 16
98 YOUR ABC ‘S . 16
99 YOUR SITE ‘S . 16
100 OUR PC ‘S . 15


_N ‘s .

*most of these below are set phrases such as St. John’s (church).  Others are just incorrect.

1 ALZHEIMER ‘S . 5105
2 JOHN ‘S . 3768
3 MCDONALD ‘S . 2657
4 PARKINSON ‘S . 2003
5 MARY ‘S . 1740
6 YEAR ‘S . 1483
7 CD ‘S . 1167
8 PC ‘S . 1126
9 TV ‘S . 1120
10 JOE ‘S . 1070
11 GOD ‘S . 1048
12 MACY ‘S . 925
13 DVD ‘S . 889
14 RPM ‘S . 881
15 CHILDREN ‘S . 873
16 MEN ‘S . 851
17 PAUL ‘S . 836
18 LOWE ‘S . 826
19 LED ‘S . 794
20 WOMEN ‘S . 770
21 FATHER ‘S . 745
22 QUEEN ‘S . 710
23 MOTHER ‘S . 682
24 MAN ‘S . 629
25 MASTER ‘S . 610
26 PETER ‘S . 587
27 LORD ‘S . 551
28 PEOPLE ‘S . 539
29 MICHAEL ‘S . 501
30 SAINSBURY ‘S . 493
31 RV ‘S . 477
32 DJ ‘S . 469
33 ASPERGER ‘S . 456
34 WENDY ‘S . 409
35 PHOTO ‘S . 402
36 EARTH ‘S . 400
37 GEORGE ‘S . 398
38 JOSEPH ‘S . 381
39 MICROSOFT ‘S . 379
40 CROHN ‘S . 373
41 PRO ‘S . 371
42 TRUMP ‘S . 371
43 HUSBAND ‘S . 369
44 LUKE ‘S . 353
45 CHILD ‘S . 343
46 SOTHEBY ‘S . 342
47 KOHL ‘S . 341
48 MOODY ‘S . 331
49 OS ‘S . 330
50 KING ‘S . 328
51 WIFE ‘S . 327
52 NPC ‘S . 325
53 AMERICA ‘S . 318
54 IT ‘S . 310
55 M&M ‘S . 303
56 LEVI ‘S . 300
57 FRIEND ‘S . 298
58 TIFFANY ‘S . 297
59 COMPANY ‘S . 295
60 JERRY ‘S . 292
61 DAD ‘S . 289
62 OTHER ‘S . 289
63 WOMAN ‘S . 286
64 SUV ‘S . 281
65 BB ‘S . 276
66 SON ‘S . 276
67 DENNY ‘S . 273
68 RBI ‘S . 264
69 BROTHER ‘S . 263
70 CPU ‘S . 255
71 MACLEAN ‘S . 254
72 DAVID ‘S . 254
73 FAMILY ‘S . 252
74 OBAMA ‘S . 242
75 PERSON ‘S . 242
76 AREA ‘S . 241
77 CHRIST ‘S . 240
78 CLINTON ‘S . 240
79 FAQ ‘S . 238
80 GUY ‘S . 233
81 BABY ‘S . 232
82 CHRISTIE ‘S . 231
83 PAT ‘S . 231
84 LP ‘S . 230
85 ANDREW ‘S . 230
86 VIDEO ‘S . 230
87 DOMINO ‘S . 229
88 MARTIN ‘S . 228
89 MOM ‘S . 222
90 SAM ‘S . 219
91 BBQ ‘S . 215
92 CHINA ‘S . 212
93 CABELA ‘S . 211
94 SISTER ‘S . 204
95 OPPONENT ‘S . 202
96 DAUGHTER ‘S . 199
97 NEIGHBOR ‘S . 199
98 APPLE ‘S . 198
99 MARK ‘S . 195
100 SMITH ‘S . 194

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