You had better lock the door before you leave.. 7. They may also be used individually in preference to one another in certain contexts to express some meanings including past events, probability and obligation. Examples: You had better ( ‘d better) go now before the store is closed. Let's move on to had better. We are going to leave early. See this study for examples and the contexts where each of these words is preferred! Now decide which form is needed in these 8 sentences: 1. (Present) We had better get up early tomorrow. Index of contents. You had better not buy another car now.. 3. Answers. See examples of Had better in English. I had better publish this book soon.. 9. Had better - modal verbs exercises. Example Sentences I preferbicycle to motorcycle. Lesson by Sebastian, teacher at EC Cape Town English School. 1. (I had better) More Examples I would rather drive than go by bus. _____ ("Had better not have" does not always carry the warning message, however. You ___ not be late again or you’ll lose your job. Had better carries an indirect threat. You had better take this medicine.. 4. Had better is stronger than should and ought to. Using had better. You had better buy the tickets now.. 2. You'd better tell me what happened. Google shows 11 examples of "had better not have told," like this: "¢ And I just had better not have told her she was 91! It includes the idea of a warning: something bad will happen if you do not follow my advice. He had better quit smoking. You had better quit smoking or you'll die). How to Use Had Better, Prefer and Would Rather, Example Sentences Prefer Prefer; In contrast to ‘would rather’ prefers refer to general preference, not current ones. Can / could - exercises May / might Must / have to Shall / should Will / would Mixed modals - exercises Had better Home. (Future) Not: She had better watched the documentary last night. 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