One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
She had; she would.
- ‘She would scan the books, one by one, placing them to her right after she'd stamped them.’
- ‘So all you had to do was play this one piece on the accordion and she'd start to sing.’
- ‘Still, the woman behind me seemed to think it was the funniest film she'd ever seen.’
- ‘She had a row of cups that she'd earned as a result of league and team matches.’
- ‘She said she'd have to fill out another form, and produced a giant sheet of paper.’
- ‘I spotted it but by the time she'd realised what happened, the boy was nowhere to be seen.’
- ‘Maybe if she'd rung a bell I could have stepped out of her way and come away with just a close call instead.’
- ‘She's pretty certain her father is dead but she'd like to find out more about him.’
- ‘She said she'd been reading the diary and wasn't happy that I was gambling and that it was bad.’
- ‘She would ask the child about what she'd seen that morning at home or on her way to school.’
- ‘She took back some of the change she'd given him and gave him his cigarettes and he left, without a word.’
- ‘When her son was a small boy she'd take him to the park at the end of their street to play.’
- ‘She played the martyr and said she'd be quiet from now on, just like she'd promised before.’
- ‘She stopped smiling and looked at him with a twisted mouth, like she'd just sucked on a lemon.’
- ‘For months she'd been trying to expand her empire, and I'd managed to pull it off in a week.’
- ‘I wish she'd just get out of my room, respect my need to be alone for a while and just stop bothering me.’
- ‘Every morning she'd take him from one side of the bay to the other and every night she'd take him back.’
- ‘I turned around and she'd obviously been trying to work out how to attract my attention.’
- ‘She says she'd prefer to live on the streets of Scotland with her mother and brother and sister.’
- ‘The midwife asked us if we had any names for the baby, as she'd need to know in order to fill out the paperwork.’
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