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    I read in an interview, film director Ang Lee says he never asked the author of Brokeback Mountain, Annie Proulx, why she called it 'Brokeback'; he says, I was scared to ask her.

    I think I often heard " I dare not ask..." and " I was afraid to ask...", but am not sure I've heard "I was scared to ask..." used in the same circumstances; are these three exactly the same?

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    I would say you are correct, they all mean the same.

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    Thanks hobbes.

    I have another comment on the film's name.
    It's absurd to look for grarmmar lessons in a film's name, but for grammatical correctness, they should have had a past participle modifying "back": "brokenback mountain", don't you think?!

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    Default Re: scared to ask her

    You're right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadHorse
    Thanks hobbes.

    I have another comment on the film's name.
    It's absurd to look for grarmmar lessons in a film's name, but for grammatical correctness, they should have had a past participle modifying "back": "brokenback mountain", don't you think?!

    Hehe, talk about grammatical correctness!

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