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    #1

    had better

    Are these sentences correct:

    1-He had better have cleaned the table already.
    (The table has to have been cleaned by now).


    2-Yesterday he told me I had better stay in.

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    #2

    Re: had better

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    Hi Navi, sentence 2 seems to me correct-

    2-Yesterday he told me I had better stay in

    About the rest I'm not sure


    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    Are these sentences correct:

    1-He had better have cleaned the table already.
    (The table has to have been cleaned by now).


    2-Yesterday he told me I had better stay in.

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    #3

    Re: had better

    Both sentences are acceptable, though I would use 'by now' rather than 'already' in the first.

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    #4

    Re: had better

    I'd say 'He'd better have cleaned the table by now'.

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    #5

    Re: had better

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    I'd say 'He'd better have cleaned the table by now'.
    So would I. I should have noticed that.
    Last edited by 5jj; 24-Jan-2012 at 09:05.

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