Grammar & Punctuation – Dare – English editing.

A verb that can be used as a normal verb and also as a modal auxiliary verb. For this reason it is sometimes described as a ‘semi-modal’ verb. As a normal verb it is followed by the infinitive form of the ver:
He dared to criticize the leader outright.
As a modal auxiliary verb it is followed by the verb stem:
But I dare say you like apples.
She dared not complain.
It can also stand alone in expressions such as:
Don’t you dare!
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