Describing bravery or rudeness with dare + verb patterns

Describing bravery or rudeness with dare + verb patterns

Created:16 Nov 2020 18:21:34 , in  intermediate

To describe bravery or rudeness in English language one often uses verb dare.

In a sentence dare can appear as a normal or a modal auxiliary verb.

dare + to + verb stem pattern

If dare appears as the normal verb, it is followed by the verb infinitve ( the verb stem preceded by to ).

This case is descried by the following pattern: dare + to + verb stem.

dare + verb stem pattern

On the other hand, if dare appears as a modal auxliary verb in a sentence, then it is followed by the verb stem only, so the pattern, which describes this case is: dare + verb stem.

Examples

Here are some examples of both patterns used in a sentence.

Our manager is rude, but nobody dares to say that to him.

Greg dared to blame the other driver for the accident.

It was Jenny who dared raise this subject first.

Tags:  dare ,  verb 

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#1 I do not even dare what might have happened.

#2 Andy owes me a lot of money, but still dares for a loan every week.

#3 He is a natural trailblazer and dares where nobody has done before.

#4 Mark was the only person who dared us.

#5 After the latest scuffle Mike does not dare anywhere near the convenience shop in the evening.

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