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    WilliamRota is offline Newbie
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    Default ''We'd better get this over with''

    Does 'better'' have an adverbial role in this sentence?

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    Default Re: ''We'd better get this over with''

    Yes. 'Had better' is a set phrase meaning 'We would be wise to'/'It would be to our advantage to'.

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    Default Re: ''We'd better get this over with''

    Quote Originally Posted by WilliamRota View Post
    Does 'better'' have an adverbial role in this sentence?
    But because it's a set phrase it's not particularly illuminating to say ' "better'' ha[s] an adverbial role in this sentence'.

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    Default Re: ''We'd better get this over with''

    And ''over with'' is a word separately or integrates ''this'', as it was said ''get over with this''. Thank you.

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    Default Re: ''We'd better get this over with''

    'Get this over with' means 'get this finished.'

    Your thread title means 'We would be wise to get this finished'.

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    Default Re: ''We'd better get this over with''

    But, could I had written "we had better get over with this''?

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    Default Re: ''We'd better get this over with''

    Quote Originally Posted by WilliamRota View Post
    But, could I have written "we had better get over with this''?
    No, that's not correct.

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