Date: 1599 they had ; they would

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  • they'd — [ ðeıd ] short form 1. ) the usual way of saying or writing they would. This is not often used in formal writing: They said they d be happy to help. 2. ) the usual way of saying or writing they had when had is an AUXILIARY verb. This is not often …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • they'd — [ðeıd] 1.) the short form of they had ▪ If only they d been there. 2.) the short form of they would ▪ It s a pity my parents didn t come they d have enjoyed it …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • they'd — (they had) v. verb used together with another verb to express past tense they d (they would) v. verb used together with another verb to express future tense …   English contemporary dictionary

  • they'd — [[t]ðeɪd[/t]] 1) They d is a spoken form of they had , especially when had is an auxiliary verb. They d both lived in this road all their lives. 2) They d is a spoken form of they would . He agreed that they d visit her after they stopped at Jan… …   English dictionary

  • they'd — /dhayd/ 1. contraction of they had. 2. contraction of they would. Usage. See contraction. * * * …   Universalium

  • they'd — contraction 1》 they had. 2》 they would …   English new terms dictionary

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  • 'd — 1. contraction of had: I was glad they d gone. 2. contraction of did: Where d they go? 3. contraction of should or would: He d like to go. I d like to remind you of your promise. 4. contraction of ed: She OK d the plan. * * * …   Universalium

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