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    Need/Dare+to

    I am a bit confused about how to use "need" and "dare" without "to" and how to use them with "to".
    Members are requested to please help me clarify these two.

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    Re: Need/Dare+to

    Without 'to', they are used in negative and interrogative sentences.

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    Re: Need/Dare+to

    Why don't you write some example sentences for us and we can see how you are trying to use them?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Need/Dare+to

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Why don't you write some example sentences for us and we can see how you are trying to use them?
    "You need not worry about that"
    "You don't need to worry about that"

    "How you dare to come to my room?"
    "You dare to ask me a question"
    "you need to go to washroom"

    Please have a look at these examples and give your suggestions, I am not clear enough how to use both of them.

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    Re: Need/Dare+to

    Quote Originally Posted by shani16 View Post
    "You need not worry about that."
    "You don't need to worry about that."

    "How you dare to come to my room?" This should be "How dare you come to my room?"
    "You dare to ask me a question?" This is acceptable and is a construction which is used quite regularly but don't use it in an exam situation.
    "You need to go to the washroom." (This is a statement.)
    "Do you need to go to the washroom?" (This is a question.)

    Please have a look at these examples and give your suggestions, I am not clear enough how to use both of them.
    See above.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Need/Dare+to

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    "You dare to ask me a question?" ... but don't use it in an exam situation.
    In exams, should it be 'Dare you ask me a question?'

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    "Do you need to go to the washroom?"
    Is it OK to say 'Need you go to the washroom?'

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    Re: Need/Dare+to

    Questions with 'dare you' and 'need you' are not natural.
    You say : 'Do you dare to...' or 'Do you need to...'.

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    Re: Need/Dare+to

    I found such usage in a dictionary.
    'Dare she go in?'── quoted from http://www.thefreedictionary.com/dare
    'Need he go so soon?'── quoted from http://www.thefreedictionary.com/need

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