I cannot find an entry for the plural affix in the OED (-es, -s , 's, s), unlike say for -en.

Also for -ed we have : -ed, suffix1, -ed, suffix2, -d, -t, suffix1, -t, suffix2, etc.

What are the lexicographical reasons for it? If somebody could check the paywalled current version, it would surely clarify this issue

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    One might say that this is not an affix but part of the declension of the noun (the only part that remains in English, in fact). Jul 4, 2020 at 12:26
  • @PeterShor see edits. Even so, where can such an info. be found in the OED?
    – GJC
    Jul 4, 2020 at 12:40
  • I'm surprised that they include -en but not say -s. Jul 4, 2020 at 12:40
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    @EdwinAshworth the 3rd edition should have gotten to the letter S by now, because: Beginning with the launch of the first OED Online site in 2000, the editors of the dictionary began a major revision project to create a completely revised third edition of the dictionary (OED3), expected to be completed in 2037. Revisions were started at the letter M.
    – GJC
    Jul 4, 2020 at 14:57


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