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    Did / Had / Would

    Hiii !

    So I was watching TV when I heard " How'd ( or why I don't remember ) you find this out?" did he use Had or Would ? And what didn't he say " How DID you find this out ?"

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    Re: Did / Had / Would

    Quote Originally Posted by Kco13 View Post
    Hiii !

    So I was watching TV when I heard " How'd ( or why I don't remember ) you find this out?" did he use Had or Would ? And what didn't he say " How DID you find this out ?"

    Thanks.
    "How did you find out?" 'Had' is not possible. 'Would' is possible, but a person would generally not contract "How would" to "How'd"
    Why? Because it's normal spoken English to say "How'd you ..." for "How did you ..."
    Note that this sounds very much like "How d'you ..." for "How do you...", but the clue is in the context.

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