I'd've

Tom Zurinskas truespel at HOTMAIL.COM
Tue Aug 4 03:29:31 UTC 2009


Thanks for that.  If I'd've knownn I could've been counting google hits, I'd've done it a long time ago.  Actually I'm an EYE-duh sayer myself.

I wouldn't say "I'd've" is widely used though.  It's rarer than "abided" which has 6 hits out of a database of 100M words in the British national corpus.

Tom Zurinskas, USA - CT20, TN3, NJ33, FL5+
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> At 8:06 AM +0000 8/3/09, Tom Zurinskas wrote:
>>What's a "raw g-hit"?
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> Google hits, the number reported by google in the upper right corner,
> without inspection for overlaps and repetitions.
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>>How does one evaluate it? Is 137,000 raw g-hits a lot?
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> It's significantly more than zero. Hits on the first several pages
> all seem genuine, and distinct. This indicates that the contraction
> is question is widely used, especially since each search is conducted
> on a separate variant.
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>>One of the lowest frequency words in the British National Corpus of
>>100M hits is "abided" with only 6 hits according to
>>ftp://ftp.itri.bton.ac.uk/bnc/all.num.o5 How many raw g-hits does
>>"abided" get?
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> 435,000. You can discover this on your own by clicking on
> "www.google.com" and putting in [abided], without the brackets.
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> LH
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>>Tom Zurinskas, USA - CT20, TN3, NJ33, FL5+
>>see truespel.com
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>>> Sender: American Dialect Society
>>> Poster: Laurence Horn
>>> Subject: Re: I'd've
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>>> At 2:35 AM +0000 7/31/09, Tom Zurinskas wrote:
>>>>See "I'd've" below. I haven't seen a double apostrophe before.
>>>
>>> Sheltered life! I've seen many, in particular involving variants of
>>> this one ("she'd've", "they'd've", etc.). There are 137,000 raw
>>> g-hits for "I'd've".
>>>
>>> LH
>>>
>>>>
>>>>I have taught a lot of subjects and activities over the years and in
>>>>each case had a level of expertise higher than my students. I knew
>>>>the subject or sport, was more experienced in it, was able to model
>>>>and participate on a level higher than the students. I'd be able to
>>>>win a game (Well, I'd've won a few years back. Now I get awfully
>>>>tired.)
>>>>
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>>>>Tom Zurinskas, USA - CT20, TN3, NJ33, FL5+
>>>>see truespel.com
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