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: (verb) (not usually in progressive form) - to be brave enough or rude enough - (to do something dangerous, difficult or unpleasant
1. You dare not do it.
2. Dare he tell them what he knows?
3. I daren't ask her.
4. She daren't tell the boss, as she is a timid girl.
5. How dare you accuse me of lying?
6. That is as much as I dare tell you.
7. We till knew she was wrong, but none of us dared (to) tell.
8. I daren't tell you any more, because it is a secret.
I dare say it will rain.
"I dare say" doesn't mean "I dare to say".
dare say = probably or I expect / imagine / suppose
1. I dared her to jump.
2. They dared me to spend a night in the grave yard.
3. He dare not do it.
4. He dare not defy me.
5. He dare not take such a decision.
DARE takes the infinitive without TO as an object.
1. He dared not do it. (Past tense - dared)
2. He dared me to fight.
3. I dared him to do it.
4. She dares you to do it.
5. I dare you to come near me.
: In negative sentences, the verb DARE is followed by bare infinitive - infinitive without TO.
But in affirmative sentences, the verb DARE is followed by the regular infinitive (ie) infinitive with TO.
See : saw - seen - seeing
1. Did you see someone go out just now?
2. I saw her do it.
3. 1 saw him leave the house.
hear - heard - hearing
1. I heard her say so.
2. I heard my wife play the violin.
3. I heard him go downstairs.
4. I heard her play Chopin's first ballade.
: say, play, go - infinitives without TO
I / shall / do / it – (do - infinitive without TO)
(I / am going / to do / it.)
I / will / do / it – (do - infinitive without TO)
(I / am determined / to do / it.)
You / will / do / it – (do - infinitive without TO)
(You / are going / to do / it.)
You / shall do / it – (do - infinitive without TO)
(You / have to do / it.)
I shall tell her – (tell - infinitive without TO)
I shall ring up as soon as I arrive. (ring - infinitive without TO)
Shall I carry your bag? (carry - infinitive without TO)
What shall we do? (do - infinitive without TO)
You shall suffer for this. (suffer - infinitive without TO)
I shall be there before five. (be - infinitive without TO)
I said I should be there before ten. (be – infinitive without TO)
Shall I help you? (help - infinitive without TO)
She would sit for hours saying nothing. (sit – infinitive without TO)
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