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Sometimes I wonder if need and dare can be used like "I needed not tell him" or "Dared you confront him".
In other words, can they be used as auxiliaries in the past form?
Thank you in advance,
I needed not tell him
I need not have told him
I did not need to tell him.
Blends of the two (modal; main verb) constructions are widely acceptable for 'dare'
Did you dare (to) comfort him?
"Dared you confront him".
Last edited by svartnik; 29-Oct-2009 at 20:35. Reason: adding sentence
I'm not sure if this is what you mean Mohammed, but you can use dare like this:
I daren't/(don't dare) think how much it's going to cost.
You could also say: "Yesterday, you dared to confront the bully. I thought you were very brave.