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Sunday, July 23, 2017

"Dare" as an Ordinary Verb and an Auxiliary Verb

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"Dare" as an Ordinary Verb and an Auxiliary Verb

Dare can be used as an ordinary verb and an auxiliary verb. When dare is used as an ordinary verb, it is followed by an infinitive with to. Also, questions and negatives are made with do.

When dare is used as an auxiliary verb, it is followed by an infinitive without to and questions and negatives are made without to.

Fill in the blanks.

1. She is a woman who ……………….. what she thinks.
dares to say
dares say
dare to say
dare say
2. I didn’t ……………………… the truth.
dare to tell
dare tell
dared tell
3. Do you ………………….. what you think?
dare say
dare to say
dares to say
4. I daren’t ………………… what I think.
say
to say
5. He ………………… out at night.
dare not go
does not dare to go
Either could be used here
6. She ................................... the truth.
doesn't dare speak
doesn't dare to speak
daren't to speak
7. The old man didn’t ………………….. the door.
dare open
dare to open
Either could be used here
8. I ……………………. at her face.
don't dare to look
daren't look
Either could be used here
9. Do you dare ………………….. your limits?
test
to test
to testing
10. She didn’t ……………….. her eyes.
dare open
dare to open
dared to open
11. I dare you ……………… across the river.
swim
to swim
Either could be used here
12. She dared me ………………. the truth.
tell
to tell
Answers

1. She is a woman who dares to day / dare say what she thinks.

2. I didn’t dare to tell the truth.

3. Do you dare to say what you think?

4. I daren’t say what I think.

5. He dare not go / doesn’t dare to go out at night.

6. She doesn’t dare to speak the truth.

7. The old man didn’t dare to open the door.

8. I don’t dare to look / daren’t look at her face.

9. Do you dare to test your limits?

10. She didn’t dare to open her eyes.

11. I dare you to swim across the river.

12. She dared me to tell the truth.

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