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The 2 sentences are examples in a dictionary:
"I don't dare call him",
"she dares to dress differently from the others"
What is the differnce between "dare + verb" and "dare to + verb".
After viewing the video about a Pizza Hut staff peeing in the sink.
Which question is correct to ask:
Do you dare eat in Pizza Hut? or
Do you dare to eat in Pizza Hut?
Maybe I got it all wrong but... the way I was taught to use "dare" would make me write these:
"I dare not (even "daren't")call him".
"Dare you eat in _____?".
Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.
I don't agree with those claiming that you can use either as a general rule. The following applies to AusE:
"Dare to be different". Fine
"Dare be different." Wrong
"She dares to dress differently." Good
"She dares dress differently." Wrong
Sometimes you can use either.
Also, for completeness, Carlos and others like him may be interested in another use of dare, which usually* takes 'to':
This means 'Don't do it, or else.'Code:I dare you to try that again
* I was going to say 'always', but in context the 'to' can be dropped (and the syntax is derailed, in what David Crystal calls a 'blend'
PS To be clear: This is a totallly different sort of dare; it is a challenge.Code:Go on. I dare you.... put your foot over that line and see what happens.
Last edited by BobK; 21-Feb-2014 at 11:27. Reason: PS Added