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    I dare say/ I dare to say

    Hi everybody:

    I would like to know the exact meaning of this phrase' I dare say'.
    I guss it used when we sell facts that we do not have proof of them. Am I right?
    But the word 'dare' really confused me cause it has several meaning.'' is't an idiomatic expression!!!?"
    Can anyone expain it to me, and is't formal or not?.
    Anyway I dare say I like that phrase.


    Thanks
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    Re: I dare say/ I dare to say

    I see no one answer me !!!!!!!!!


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    Re: I dare say/ I dare to say

    Hey, try to see in the bottom of this page, there is "Similiar Threads" for your subject :)

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    Re: I dare say/ I dare to say

    You're right- you find a full explantion here: https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/a...fter-dare.html


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    Re: I dare say/ I dare to say

    I dare say I couldn' understand fully the word "dare"
    I need more help.

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    Re: I dare say/ I dare to say

    hi,

    Dare say/daresay is used with the first person singular only, having two meanings:

    daresay=I suppose
    eg My brother has not arrived yet, but I daresay he will come home soon.

    daresay=I accept what you say
    eg Young man: 'I'm a member of this club'
    The door keeper: 'I daresay you are, however, you must show me your identity card.

    have a nice day ( life ),
    madox

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    Re: I dare say/ I dare to say

    regarding the word dare:

    dare

    She dares to invite me there.
    They dared to do it again.

    but the constructions:
    She dared me to say all these things. =She challenged me to say all these things
    Do you dare him to run up to that tree? = Do you challenge him to run up to that tree?


    have a nice day (life),
    madox

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