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    What does Harry Potter say "You'd better" or "You better"?

    Hi All,

    I'd like to know what harry potter said in the following audio clip. "You'd better" or "You better"?

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    WYH

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    Re: What does Harry Potter say "You'd better" or "You better"?

    I hear 'You better...'.

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    Re: What does Harry Potter say "You'd better" or "You better"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Linguist__ View Post
    I hear 'You better...'.
    As you are native speaker, I'd like to know you will say "You better" or "You had better" or "You'd better" in spoken English?

    WYH

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    Re: What does Harry Potter say "You'd better" or "You better"?

    Forget about surface forms in spoken english. Get that straight first.

    you'd better do > you dbetter do > you better do

    http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/pr...ud-better.html

    aren't you yiuho?

    Same questions, but different login, it appears.

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    Re: What does Harry Potter say "You'd better" or "You better"?

    Yes, I'm a native speaker. The difference between 'You'd better' and 'you better' in connected speech would be minimal - indeed, probably indistinguishable.

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    Re: What does Harry Potter say "You'd better" or "You better"?

    I hear "you better", but I see from where you're coming as I also had difficulty deciding which was the one. I'm not a native speaker.

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