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"You had better bring some money with you."Why we use "had" but not "have"?

For learning: English
Base language: English
Category: Language


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    Past subjunctive form, basically.

    However, you need to also realise that "had better" and "had best" function like modal verbs, so "had better + bring" is the correct grammar structure.

    Keep in mind, a better way to say this is SHOULD instead of HAD BETTER.

    Also, please remember that sometimes "had better" is very STRONG: "You had better stop saying bad things about my sister, or I am going to beat you up."

    Since you are a learner, it might be a good idea not to use it until you know more English.

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