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    I dare say / Dare I say / I dare to say

    1. I dare say.

    2. Dare I say.

    3. I dare to say.


    Are the three all same in meaning?


    Thank you in advance.

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    #2

    Re: I dare say / Dare I say / I dare to say

    Quote Originally Posted by wotcha View Post
    1. I dare say.

    2. Dare I say.

    3. I dare to say.


    Are the three all same in meaning?


    Thank you in advance.
    Would you like to put those three phrases into full sentences so that we can see how you wish to use them? For example, #2 will only work in a question.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 15-Jul-2012 at 18:04. Reason: typo
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I dare say / Dare I say / I dare to say

    All three have very similar meanings. But we will need to know more about the context of the phrase to properly place them.

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    #4

    Re: I dare say / Dare I say / I dare to say

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Would you like to put those three phrases into full sentences so that we can see how you wish to use them. For example, #2 will only work in a question.
    "There was something, dare I say it, a little unusual about him."

    I want to know 'I dare say' and 'I dare to say it' can replace 'dare I say' in the sentence above.


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    Re: I dare say / Dare I say / I dare to say

    Quote Originally Posted by wotcha View Post
    "There was something, dare I say it, a little unusual about him."

    I want to know 'I dare say' and 'I dare to say it' can replace 'dare I say' in the sentence above.

    You can replace it with "I dare say" but not with "I dare to say it".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I dare say / Dare I say / I dare to say

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    You can replace it with "I dare say" but not with "I dare to say it".
    And not with "I dare say it" either, I think. (Wotcha didn't ask about it, but I think they might have meant it.)

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