Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri Jul 31 02:43:10 UTC 2009

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".


>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
>Tom Zurinskas, USA - CT20, TN3, NJ33, FL5+
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