What Is The Base Form Of I'd??
'I’d' is a contraction for either 'I would' or 'I had'; the way to distinguish them apart is that 'would' is always followed by a base form verb and 'had', as an auxiliary verb, is followed by a past participle.
eg: I'd show them. 'show' is the base form so it means 'I would show them'.
I'd shown them. 'Shown' is the Past Participle so it means 'I had shown them'.
Last edited by Rooster Rou; 09-Jan-2006 at 13:25.