you better vs you had better : Common Errors in English

About you better vs you had better

In casual speech, it’s common to say things like “you better make your bed before Mom comes home.” But in writing and in formal speech, the expression is “you had better.” Slightly less formal but still fine is the contracted version: “you’d better.”

you better in News

  • World's Most Peaceful Countries

    If you want world peace, you better like snow...or be able to speak Japanese. Then again, there is at least one English speaking nation in the top 10. And no, it's not the good ole U.S. of A. We're not even close. Seems like Facebook and iPods and the Dow 16,000 hasn't been enough to cheer us up. According to The Institute for Economics and Peace's Global Peace Index, the colder your country ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Forbes

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  • Belmont Park notes

    The Saratoga Thoroughbred season begins on July 19, just 31 days away.  If you haven't started evaluating Belmont Park racing with an eye toward the Spa, you had better begin now.
    on June 18, 2013 Source: The Troy Record

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