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    I dare disagree or I dare to disagree

    Hello everybody,

    which one is correct? - Some say there’s always room for improvement but I dare disagree or but I dare to disagree.
    I know there's an idiom - I dare say, but what about disagree? can I omit the to-particle in the sentence above or it would be a mistake?

    Thanks.

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    Re: I dare disagree or I date to disagree

    Quote Originally Posted by Alena88 View Post
    Hello everybody.

    Which one is correct?

    1. Some say there’s always room for improvement but I dare disagree.
    2. Some say there's always room for improvement but I dare to disagree.

    I know there's an idiom - "I dare say", but what about "I dare [to] disagree"? Can I omit the to-particle in the sentence above or would it would be a mistake?

    Thanks.
    It doesn't work for me. I'd use "I beg to differ" or simply "I disagree".

    (Note my corrections above and that you have a typo in your title.)
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I dare disagree or I dare to disagree

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    It doesn't work for me. I'd use "I beg to differ" or simply "I disagree".

    (Note my corrections above and that you have a typo in your title.)
    Thanks a lot! I noticed the typo after I had already posted the thread and couldn't figure out how to edit its title. Sorry for my badly written post - I'm not a native speaker and was in a hurry when was writting it. Will try to be more attentive and surely will pay more attention to my posts next time.

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    Re: I dare disagree or I dare to disagree

    Quote Originally Posted by Alena88 View Post
    Thanks a lot! I noticed the typo after I had already posted the thread and couldn't figure out how to edit its title. Sorry for my badly written post - I'm not a native speaker and was in a hurry when I was writing it. I will try to be more attentive and surely will pay more attention to my posts next time.
    There's no need to apologise for errors - we're here to point them out and correct them. Note my other corrections above. Congratulations on using the correct form of "its" though!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: I dare disagree or I dare to disagree

    Someone who dated to disagree would make a very disagreeable date.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #6

    Re: I dare disagree or I dare to disagree

    I fixed the title. It was more than I could stand.

    I agree with ems on "I beg to differ" as more natural.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: I dare disagree or I dare to disagree

    Thanks a lot, once again. How much I love English. I wish this feeling were mutual.

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    Re: I dare disagree or I dare to disagree

    Quote Originally Posted by Alena88 View Post
    Thanks a lot, once again. How much I love English. I wish this feeling were mutual.
    You wish English loved you back?

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    Re: I dare disagree or I dare to disagree

    I think that's exactly what Alena88 means. It's not the first time I've heard a learner express that they feel as if the language hates them, or that they're constantly doing battle!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I dare disagree or I dare to disagree

    It's an interesting perspective.

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