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    Cool What means You'd?

    Hi again:
    I have another question. What means you'd? and What means the following sentences "You'd would be safer in a car" "Then, you'd better see a doctor"
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    Re: What means You'd?

    "you'd" = "you would"

    so with "you'd would" the "would" would be redundant. Like saying "you would would"

    "you'd be safer in a car" Correct

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    Cool Re: What means You'd?

    Ok tanks
    I have readed that "you'd" also means "you had". What do you think about? I f you know this, can you write an example please.

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    Re: What means You'd?

    "You'd better get going, its getting late."

    Is the same as, "You had better get going, its getting late."

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    Re: What means You'd?

    "You'd" can mean either "you would" or "you had" -- you can only tell from the context which it is.

    In the same way, "he's" can mean "he is" or "he has".

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    Cool Re: What means You'd?

    Sorry,I'm confouse yet. The sentence "You'd better get going, its getting late" is present tense but "had" is the past tense of have. Why we have to write the past tense to express the present tense? Can you explain me please.

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    Re: What means You'd?

    I think this would apply in this example...

    verbal auxiliary

    1 -- used with the past participle to form the present perfect, past perfect, or future perfect <has gone home> <had already eaten> <will have finished dinner by then>

    2 : to be compelled, obliged, or required -- used with an infinitive with to or to alone <we had to go> <do what you have to> <it has to be said>

    - had better or had best : would be wise to

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