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nurdug51

Senior Member
Germany,German
I have learned that you use had better to give advice or to ask somebody to do something.

Please have a look at the following sentences:

Manager: Where have you been all morning?
You'd better start right now. We booked the studio from 10
o'clock.

This is the correct solution of the exercise.

What do you think about the following? Is it possible?

Manager: Where have you been all morning?
We'd better start right now. We booked the studio from 10
o'clock.
 
  • hotpocket

    Senior Member
    American English / Boston
    Hi again nurdug,

    Both are absolutely fine. they just have slightly different meanings.

    You'd better start right now
    is slightly more agressive and directive, and the implication is..."You messed up. Now you need to make it right. Get cracking / Hustle your butt."

    We'd better start right now
    is more fraternal and slightly nurturing. Really nothing else implied here. What you see is what you get. "We need to get moving / cracking (together) right now."
     
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