Main definitions of -es in English

: -es1-es2

-es1

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.

Pronunciation

-es

/ɪz//z/

Main definitions of -es in English

: -es1-es2

-es2

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.

Pronunciation

-es

/ɪz//z/