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I daren't think #1 (permalink) Wed Feb 16, 2005 4:19 am   I daren't think
 

Test No. incompl/elem-31 "Responses (4)", question 3

Mike: 'Do you know how much the bill has come to?'
Jane: '.........'

(a) I dare think.
(b) I daren't think.
(c) I dare to think.
(d) I will not dare to think.

Test No. incompl/elem-31 "Responses (4)", answer 3

Mike: 'Do you know how much the bill has come to?'
Jane: 'I daren't think.'

Correct answer: (b) I daren't think.

Your answer was: incorrect
Mike: 'Do you know how much the bill has come to?'
Jane: 'I dare to think.'
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Could you explain when verb "to dare" is used with "to", and when without "to".
For example,
1) he daren't do it
2) and he dares TO insult me
Why is that?
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Dare #2 (permalink) Wed Feb 16, 2005 8:48 am   Dare
 

Usually the to is not used after the negative construction when the auxiliary do is not present. So we have: I daren't think
I didn't /don't dare to think
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Dare #3 (permalink) Wed Feb 16, 2005 16:40 pm   Dare
 

Alan wrote:
Usually the to is not used after the negative construction when the auxiliary do is not present. So we have: I daren't think
I didn't /don't dare to think
.


What about "How dare you say such things?" or "Dare you jump from the top". These are not negative.
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Dare #4 (permalink) Wed Feb 16, 2005 19:34 pm   Dare
 

I was simply answering your intial point.
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Explanation #5 (permalink) Thu Feb 17, 2005 9:30 am   Explanation
 

Alan wrote:
Usually the to is not used after the negative construction when the auxiliary do is not present. So we have: I daren't think
I didn't /don't dare to think.

Does this apply for any verb, or just this one?

Incidentally, how do you do the "Alan wrote-in white kind of thing"?

I just pasted and that was what happened, I mean it is not highlighted
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To or not to #6 (permalink) Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:08 am   To or not to
 

If only life were that simple! I'm afraid not- some verbs are followed by infinitive and or gerund and the negative aspect is not appropriate here. The technical side you mention is best referred to Torsten. I'm afraid it's beyond me.
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Quote function #7 (permalink) Thu Feb 17, 2005 11:38 am   Quote function
 

rich7 wrote:
Incidentally, how do you do the "Alan wrote-in white kind of thing"?
I just pasted and that was what happened, I mean it is not highlighted

Hi Richard,
Please use the quote button to copy and paste messages from other users into your posts.
Let me know if it works.
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Quote function #8 (permalink) Wed Feb 23, 2005 5:09 am   Quote function
 

Torsten wrote:
rich7 wrote:
Incidentally, how do you do the "Alan wrote-in white kind of thing"?
I just pasted and that was what happened, I mean it is not highlighted

Hi Richard,
Please use the quote button to copy and paste messages from other users into your posts.
Let me know if it works.
Regards
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I see, the quote button, ok then, thanks..........
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How to learn #9 (permalink) Thu Sep 03, 2009 23:17 pm   How to learn
 

Hi;
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How to keep it up.

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Dare #10 (permalink) Wed May 12, 2010 17:46 pm   Dare
 

But why we didn't put the verb do or did?? is the verb dare an exception??
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I daren't think #11 (permalink) Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:07 am   I daren't think
 

Mike: 'Do you know how
much the bill has come to?' What does "come to" mean?
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I daren't think #12 (permalink) Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:24 am   I daren't think
 

How much it has amounted to. (The total which is to be paid)
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I daren't think #13 (permalink) Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:56 am   I daren't think
 

Thank you.
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