HAD BETTER+BARE INFINITIVE<br />AJIT SINGH<br />ENGLISH TRAINER<br />
RULE # 1<br />When Had becomes Unreal Past; the meaning becomes Present or Future:<br />I had better ring him at once/ tom...
RULE # 2<br />The Negative is formed with Not after Better :<br />You had better not miss the last bus. (It would be unwis...
RULE # 3<br />Had Better is not normally used in the ordinary Interrogative, but is sometimes used in the Negative Interro...
RULE # 4<br />You Had Better is very useful Advice form:<br />You had better fly. (It would be best for you to fly, or I a...
RULE # 5<br />In Indirect Speech Had Better with 1st or 3rd person remains unchanged; Had Better with the 2nd person can r...
Had better+bare infinitive
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

Had better+bare infinitive

1,650 views

Published on

Had better+bare infinitive

Published in: Business, Sports, Technology
0 Comments
1 Like
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

No Downloads
Views
Total views
1,650
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
2
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
24
Comments
0
Likes
1
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Had better+bare infinitive

  1. 1. HAD BETTER+BARE INFINITIVE<br />AJIT SINGH<br />ENGLISH TRAINER<br />
  2. 2. RULE # 1<br />When Had becomes Unreal Past; the meaning becomes Present or Future:<br />I had better ring him at once/ tomorrow. (This would be a good thing to do/ the best thing to do.)<br />You had better consult a doctor. (This would be a good thing to do/ the best thing to do.)<br />I had better inform him as soon as soon possible. (This would be a good thing to do/ the best thing to do.)<br />
  3. 3. RULE # 2<br />The Negative is formed with Not after Better :<br />You had better not miss the last bus. (It would be unwise to miss it, or I advise/ warn you not to miss it.)<br />Had here is usually after Pronouns and in contracted speech is sometimes so Unstressed as to be almost inaudible.<br />
  4. 4. RULE # 3<br />Had Better is not normally used in the ordinary Interrogative, but is sometimes used in the Negative Interrogative as an advice form:<br />Hadn’t you better ask him first?<br />Hadn’t she better seek permission?<br />Hadn’t they better inform us first?<br />Hadn’t he better take leave?<br />
  5. 5. RULE # 4<br />You Had Better is very useful Advice form:<br />You had better fly. (It would be best for you to fly, or I advise you to fly.)<br />You had better take exam. (I advise you to take exam.)<br />They had better practise hard. (I advise them to practise hard.)<br />
  6. 6. RULE # 5<br />In Indirect Speech Had Better with 1st or 3rd person remains unchanged; Had Better with the 2nd person can remain unchanged or be reported by Advise+Object+Infinitive:<br />He said, ‘I’d better hurry’=<br />He said (that) he’d better hurry.<br />He said, ‘Ann had better hurry’=<br />He said (that) Ann had better hurry.<br />He said, ‘You’d better hurry’=<br />He said (that) I’d better hurry or<br />He advised me to hurry.<br />

×