Using 'had better'
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Using 'Had better'
I had better ('it would be a good idea if I', 'it would be better for me to') is used as a modal auxiliary verb:
Had better is always followed by a verb in the infinitive without 'to':
Had better is ALWAYS formed from the auxiliary verb 'have' in the past simple ('has better' or 'will have better' do not exist!).
In informal English, we sometimes say I had best, used with the same meaning:
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