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    #1

    Arrow "You 'd be far better playing squash or tennis after work. "

    Hello all,

    Is the bold sentence ' had better' or 'would better' ? Is it a fixed expression? And why do the writer use 'ing' fotm after better?
    It is n't clear to me. Could you please give me a reference from dictionaries or any websites?

    "You 'd be far better playing squash or tennis after work. That would help you relax far better.
    You need less stress in your life. "


    Thanks.

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    Re: "You 'd be far better playing squash or tennis after work. "

    I think the sentence sounds better with an "off" added:

    You would be far better off playing squash or tennis after work. That would help you relax far better.
    You need less stress in your life.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: "You 'd be far better playing squash or tennis after work. "

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    I think the sentence sounds better with an "off" added:

    You would be far better off playing squash or tennis after work. That would help you relax far better.
    You need less stress in your life.
    Thanks.

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    Re: "You 'd be far better playing squash or tennis after work. "

    Yes.

    Don't leave spaces in contractions like isn't and you'd.

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