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    I could see this hurt her. I still remember the way she'd look after such an insult: Eyes cast down, a little gut-kicked, as if, having just been reminded of her place in things, she was trying , as much as possible, to disappear.
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    What is meant by "the way she'd look"?

    the way she'd look = the behavior she showed ?

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: look

    It refers more to her appearance [her facial expression; the way she held her head; her downcast gaze, and so on] than to her behaviour, although the two are obviously related.
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    Default Re: look

    Quote Originally Posted by Soox View Post
    I could see this hurt her. I still remember the way she'd look after such an insult: Eyes cast down, a little gut-kicked, as if, having just been reminded of her place in things, she was trying , as much as possible, to disappear.
    From - here


    What is meant by "the way she'd look"?

    the way she'd look = the behavior she showed ?

    Thanks.
    If this only happened once, you'd say "I remember the way she looked".
    If it happened more than once, you can say, "I remember the way she would look" ie "the way she'd look". And the link you give confirms this.

    As far as what "how she'd look" means, that's given - "Eyes cast down, a little gut-kicked, as if, having just been reminded of her place in things, she was trying, as much as possible, to disappear." That is how she would look on those occasions.

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    Default Re: look

    If this only happened once, you'd say "I remember the way she looked".
    If it happened more than once, you can say, "I remember the way she would look"

    would look = used to?


    Such as : In "Yesterday Once More"

    When I was young I'd listen to the radio...

    I'd listen = I would d listen = I used listen ?

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    Default Re: look

    Quote Originally Posted by Soox View Post
    would look = used to?


    Such as : In "Yesterday Once More"

    When I was young I'd listen to the radio...

    I'd listen = I would d listen = I used to listen ?
    Yes. When she was mistreated, she used to look that way; she would look that way; she'd look that way.

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    Default Re: look

    Thanks, Raymott .

    I find nothing about "would = used to" in any grammar book. I want to know where the grammar rule comes from.

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    Default Re: look

    Quote Originally Posted by Soox View Post
    Thanks, Raymott .

    I find nothing about "would = used to" in any grammar book. I want to know where the grammar rule comes from.
    https://www.google.com/search?q=woul...hrome&ie=UTF-8

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