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An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.Don Marquis
See also Appendix:Variations of "d"
-'d Properly, a "clitic."
- Had (marking the pluperfect tense)
- (some dialects) Had, possessed.
- Polly Von - She'd her apron wrapped about her and he took her for a swan
- I'd like to help, but I have no time.
- (slang) Did.
- (archaic) traditional English past tense indicator, largely replaced by -ed.
- Shakespeare - Hath thou mark'd the dawn of next?
- In most dialects, -'d is only used to mark the pluperfect tense ("I'd done something.", "I had done something."), and not to signify possession in the past ("I had something."). Some dialects, however, use -'d for both.
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