Dare

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Dare can be used in two ways: as an ordinary verb and as an auxiliary verb.

Dare as an ordinary verb

As an ordinary verb, dare is followed by the infinitive with to.

Note that the ordinary verb dare is more common in negative sentences.

The expressions You dare! and Don’t you dare! are sometimes used to discourage people from doing unwanted things.

Dare as an auxiliary verb

As an auxiliary verb, dare is followed by an infinitive without to. Questions and negatives are made without do.

The expression I dare say is used in British English to mean I think probably or I suppose.

Dare + object + infinitive

The expression I dare you + infinitive is used to challenge other people to do frightening things.

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