I don’t know what word type these belong to (are they adverbs?). I notice that the verbs after these two words are always singular verbs even though the pronoun is a singular pronoun.
The following is an example.
We better ask.” is correct grammar as expected since the pronoun is plural. The verb must not end with s.
However, “She better asks.” is not correct grammar even though the pronoun is singular. I thought verbs following singular third-person pronouns end with s.
“She better ask.” is the correct one.
I don’t understand because “She asks.” is correct, while “She ask.” is not correct. If so, why is “She better asks.” not correct, and “She better ask.” is correct?
Why do words such as “better”, “rather” change this convention?
What I find even more confusing is that words like “never” and “always” do not change the convention. “She never ask.” is not correct, while “She never asks.” is correct.
I could be wrong, but don’t these words have the same word type as “rather” and “better”? It’s just that “rather” and “better” is for suggestion/recommendation while “never” and “always” is for frequency.