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Usage of "had"

    1. In thepast perfect tense, something has happened before a set time in the past. "Had" will be followed by a past participle (ed or en verb part)
    2. Hed called me before the party.

      Wed known about the quiz.

      Shed eaten at that restaurant before that day we met her there.

      Before playing the match, hed gotten the new racquet.

    3. The idiom "had better", which is stronger than "should", it is advisable. "Had" will be followed by the simple verb form
    4. Youd better tell the boss.

      Hed better pay as soon as possible.

      Wed better leave now if we want to get there on time.

Usage of "would"

    1. In conditional sentences
    2. A. Present contrary to fact; followed by the simple verb form.

      Id go if I could.

      If she had the money, shed help us.

      If the neighbors knew where he was, theyd tell us.

    1. Past contrary to fact; followed by "have and a past participle" (present perfect).
    2. I d have gone if I could have.

      If shed had the money, shed have helped us.

      If the neighborsd known where he was, theyd have told us.

    1. The idiom "would rather" which means " to prefer", followed by the simple form verb.
    2. Id rather see the movie than go dancing.

      Shed rather take the morning plane.

      Wed rather not go.

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