Main meanings of -es in English

: -es1-es2

-es1

Pronunciation /?z/ /z/

suffix

  • 1Forming plurals of nouns ending in sibilant sounds.

    ‘boxes’
    • ‘kisses’
  • 2Forming plurals of certain nouns ending in -o.

    ‘potatoes’
    • ‘heroes’

Origin

Variant of -s.

Main meanings of -es in English

: -es1-es2

-es2

Pronunciation /?z/ /z/

suffix

  • 1Forming the third person singular of the present tense in verbs ending in sibilant sounds.

    • ‘pushes’
  • 2Forming the third person singular of the present tense in verbs ending in -o (but not -oo)

    • ‘goes’

Origin

Variant of -s.