1. He better get used to it.

  2. He'd better get used to it.

  • Is it never correct to write "he better get" in any context? It should always be "he'd better get"?

  • Do native speakers ever pronounce the "he'd" or would they just say "he" if they were to say "he'd better get used to it"?

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It's common for speakers to use 1. The sound difference is not great. If you're writing to represent such speech, you could write it that way. If you're writing more formally, you'd better use the form he'd.

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