singular noun ending in S + possessive ‘

Point 66 in DETERMINERS/possessives is defined as:

apostrophe after singular nouns ending in ‘s’, to indicate possession.

*Searching for this grammar is incredibly hard because it locates a lot of errors in the English of ‘expert’ users or in the tagging!

A search in iWeb for:

*s_NN1 _GE _N

1 BUSINESS ‘S NEEDS 464


2 GOODNESS ‘ SAKE 454

In the Cambridge online dictionary:

for goodness’ sake
(also for Pete’s/heaven’s/pity’s sake)

I am surprised or annoyed by this:
For goodness’ sake, don’t tell anyone else about this!


 

3 BUSINESS ‘ NEEDS 450

4 BUSINESS ‘S STOCK 438

5 BUSINESS ‘ SUCCESS 379

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6 BUSINESS ‘S SUCCESS 365
7 BUSINESS ‘S REVENUE 330

8 RIGHTEOUSNESS ‘ SAKE 305
9 BUSINESS ‘S NAME 274
10 BUSINESS ‘S WEBSITE 270
11 BOSS ‘S OFFICE 241
12 BUSINESS ‘ 239
13 BUSINESS ‘ WEBSITE 209
14 BUSINESS ‘S REPUTATION 207
15 BOSS ‘S BOSS 204
16 BUSINESS ‘ NAME 191
17 WITNESS ‘S TESTIMONY 181
18 CONGRESS ‘ POWER 177
19 BUSINESS ‘ REPUTATION 176
20 CONGRESS ‘S POWER 173
21 NEWS ‘ 172
22 BUSINESS ‘S FINANCES 166
23 BUSINESS ‘S ABILITY 165
24 BOSS ‘S DAY 163
25 BUSINESS ‘S GROWTH 155
26 CRISIS ‘ 155
27 WITNESS ‘ TESTIMONY 155
28 BUSINESS ‘ GROWTH 152
29 BOSS ‘S DAUGHTER 149
30 BUSINESS ‘S CASH 144
31 BUSINESS ‘ ABILITY 140
32 NEWS ‘ REQUEST 136
33 OCTOPUS ‘S GARDEN 132
34 BUSINESS ‘ OPERATIONS 126
35 BUSINESS ‘S ASSETS 125
36 BUSINESS ‘S MARKETING 125
37 BOSS ‘ OFFICE 124
38 BUSINESS ‘S OPERATIONS 121
39 BOSS ‘S WIFE 120
40 BUSINESS ‘S RESPONSE 120
41 BUSINESS ‘ MARKETING 119
42 CONGRESS ‘ INTENT 117
43 BUSINESS ‘S CREDIT 116
44 NEWS ‘ SEAN 116
45 BUSINESS ‘ FINANCES 113
46 BUSINESS ‘ PERFORMANCE 108
47 PROCESS ‘ 108
48 BUSINESS ‘S PERFORMANCE 105
49 PROCESS ‘S LIFECYCLE 105
50 BUSINESS ‘S DATA 100
51 BUSINESS ‘ CASH 96
52 BUSINESS ‘S GOALS 96
53 BOSS ‘S SON 95
54 BUSINESS ‘S PRODUCTS 94
55 BUSINESS ‘S ENERGY 93
56 BUSINESS ‘S FUTURE 87
57 NEWS ‘ BILL 87
58 NEWS ‘ LIST 87
59 SUCCESS ‘ 87
60 CONGRESS ‘S INTENT 85
61 LENS ‘ APERTURE 85
62 BUSINESS ‘S BRAND 84
63 COMPLETENESS ‘ SAKE 84
64 BUSINESS ‘S PROFITS 82
65 BUSINESS ‘S EXPOSURE 78
66 CLASS ‘S CONSTRUCTOR 78
67 BUSINESS ‘ BRAND 77
68 BUSINESS ‘S VALUE 77
69 PROCESS ‘S ADDRESS 77
70 BUSINESS ‘S INCOME 76
71 PROGRESS ‘ 76
72 WITNESS ‘S EVIDENCE 76
73 ADDRESS ‘ FIELD 75
74 ASS ‘S COLT 72
75 BUSINESS ‘ DATA 72
76 BUSINESS ‘ PRODUCTS 72
77 BUSINESS ‘S SALES 72
78 STATUS ‘ COLUMN 71
79 CLASS ‘ 70
80 LOSS ‘ 70
81 CONGRESS ‘ APPROVAL 69
82 NEWS ‘ CHRIS 69
83 BOSS ‘ BOSS 68
84 NEWS ‘ SECTION 68
85 BUSINESS ‘ CREDIT 67
86 NEWS ‘ GEORGE 66
87 BOSS ‘S JOB 65
88 NEWS ‘ DAVID 65
89 BUSINESS ‘S BANK 64
90 LENS ‘ FOCUS 64
91 NEWS ‘ MEGYN 64
92 POLITICS ‘ 64
93 BUSINESS ‘ FUTURE 63
94 BUSINESS ‘ GOALS 63
95 BUSINESS ‘S LOGO 63
96 CONGRESS ‘ DECISION 63
97 BUSINESS ‘ VALUE 62
98 CONGRESS ‘ AUTHORITY 62
99 CONGRESS ‘ FAILURE 62
100 BUSINESS ‘S CUSTOMER 61

*s_NN1 _GE

1 BUSINESS ‘ 17387

2 BUSINESS ‘S 15739
3 NEWS ‘ 10719
4 CLASS ‘ 5997
5 PRESS ‘ 5811
6 BOSS ‘S 4868
7 CONGRESS ‘ 3983
8 BOSS ‘ 3884
9 PROCESS ‘ 3040
10 CLASS ‘S 2835
11 CONGRESS ‘S 2637
12 STATUS ‘ 2498
13 PLUS ‘ 2371
14 LENS ‘ 2295
15 SUCCESS ‘ 2089
16 PRINCESS ‘ 2072
17 PROGRESS ‘ 1997
18 CAMPUS ‘ 1973
19 ADDRESS ‘ 1886
20 CRISIS ‘ 1869
21 ACTRESS ‘ 1816
22 ACCESS ‘ 1806
23 IRS ‘S 1725
24 EXPRESS ‘ 1650
25 CROSS ‘ 1645
26 WITNESS ‘ 1489
27 PRINCESS ‘S 1483
28 PASS ‘ 1384
29 POLITICS ‘ 1333
30 WITNESS ‘S 1327
31 FOCUS ‘ 1309
32 PRESS ‘S 1224
33 BUS ‘ 1191
34 KISS ‘ 1174
35 GAS ‘ 1170
36 LOSS ‘ 1158
37 PROCESS ‘S 1148
38 ATHLETICS ‘ 1136
39 MISS ‘ 1133
40 CAMPUS ‘S 1094
41 ANALYSIS ‘ 1070
42 GENIUS ‘ 1058
43 DARKNESS ‘ 975
44 VIRUS ‘ 942
45 HAPPINESS ‘ 886
46 DRESS ‘ 865
47 GLASS ‘ 851
48 ACTRESS ‘S 788
49 GODDESS ‘ 784
50 CHAOS ‘ 779
51 NEWS ‘S 771
52 ELECTRONICS ‘ 736
53 BONUS ‘ 727
54 IRS ‘ 716
55 STRESS ‘ 713
56 MADNESS ‘ 705
57 WIRELESS ‘ 703
58 GOODNESS ‘ 693 (most of these are tagging errors)
59 MASS ‘ 688
60 ECONOMICS ‘ 682
61 BIAS ‘ 677 (most of these are tagging errors)
62 CONSCIOUSNESS ‘ 670
63 MISTRESS ‘ 659
64 GRASS ‘ 653
65 CHORUS ‘ 618
66 DUCHESS ‘S 609
67 OASIS ‘ 586
68 ILLNESS ‘ 584
69 CIRCUS ‘ 572
70 LENS ‘S 566
71 BASS ‘ 563
72 FITNESS ‘ 562
73 VIRUS ‘S 556
74 CANVAS ‘ 555
75 LOTUS ‘ 553
76 FETUS ‘ 536
77 ATLAS ‘ 527
78 AXIS ‘ 513
79 EXPRESS ‘S 509
80 ALIAS ‘ 505
81 MS ‘S 499
82 MISTRESS ‘S 498
83 BASIS ‘ 493
84 AWARENESS ‘ 487
85 ASS ‘ 484
86 MS ‘ 479
87 DUCHESS ‘ 476
88 RIGHTEOUSNESS ‘ 465
89 MESS ‘ 457
90 JUS ‘ 445
91 FETUS ‘S 442
92 TENNIS ‘ 439
93 AIRBUS ‘ 419
94 GODDESS ‘S 413
95 COMPASS ‘ 410
96 BUS ‘S 401
97 PHYSICS ‘ 401
98 PLUS ‘S 383
99 CANNABIS ‘ 378
100 EMPRESS ‘S 375

C2 vocabulary: bias, goodness