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Other way to pronounce they'd

Is there another way to pronounce the word "they'd"? In this video (2:23), I think he pronounces it as "/ðed/ instead of /ðeɪd/. Link: Thank ...
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These or they? What should have been used?

Working papers are the connecting link between the client’s records and the audited accounts. These provide permanent historical record. These also serve as a great guide to the staff to whom the work ...
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Does a pronoun usually refer to the nearest preceding person(s)?

See the following paragraph: Then Judah said to his brothers, “What profit is it if we kill our brother and conceal his blood? Come, let us sell him to the Ishmaelites, and let not our hand be upon ...
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Using singular "they" for an animal

As I know, animals can be called "he" or "she" (not only "it"). Also, if a person's gender is unknown, we may use "they" instead of "he" or "she&...
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"None so blind as they/them that will not see"

In the following sentence which pronoun to use: None so blind as ____ that will not see. (they, them) Which one and why?
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The term “They!” As an expression of surprise or silliness

So, I have been married 20 years to a fine woman from the Ozarks of Missouri. Her family regularly used the term they to make an expression. It might be used like this: The neighbors nearly burned ...
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The use of they and those

I know variations on this have been asked before but I am still left doubtful about the use of they and those in these sentences. It can only be understood by they who entrust their lives to it. The ...
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Singular they - How old are/is they? [duplicate]

I was wondering, because I couldn’t find that information anywhere, which version would be correct. Let’s suppose somebody is telling me about :-) their :-) friend. I don’t know anything about the ...
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how to say "They think they have it bad" more formally [closed]

i wrote "They think they have it bad," in my essay but my teacher said it was too informal.
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