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    vaibhavmaskar is offline Member
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    Default I 'd a been

    If old man Wagner was still alive I'd a been in charge of New York now!-(Death of a Salesman, playwright- Arthur Miller)

    I'd a been in charge of New York now! Does this sentence means -- I would have been in charge of New York now!

    Anyway pl. explain "I'd a been"

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    Default Re: I 'd a been

    You are right: that's what it means.

    It's sometimes punctuated I'd'a been – the apostrophes indicating where letters are missing.

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