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    #1

    had better

    what does had better means in this sentense
    you had better not be late


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    #2

    Re: had better

    Quote Originally Posted by **C@RL$$** View Post
    what does had better means in this sentense
    you had better not be late
    IT would be prudent and to your advantage not to be late


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    #3

    Re: had better

    thanks svartnik

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    #4

    Re: had better

    Quote Originally Posted by **C@RL$$** View Post
    what does had better means in this sentense
    you had better not be late
    It could be a warning; You had better not be late as they are watching you.
    It could be a threat; You had better not be late or you will be punished.
    It could be advice. You had better not be late if you want to get promotion.

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