Poll: Don't you dare ____it!

Don't you dare ____it!

touch
to touch
Either could be used.

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  • Added: July 2007

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haianh85

i know a book named "dare to fail " of a malaxian author

Usman

So which is right

botwolf

"to touch" puts the emphasis on "dare", meaning to try something risky.

Removing the infinitive from touch puts the emphasis on "touch", which is likely the speaker's intent. However, this likely began as "Don't you dare to touch it!" and has since been reduced.

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