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    didn't dare to do didn't dare to do

    1 He thus returned to his own mansion and did not dare to rule on important matters.
    2 Song did not dare open it immediately because of the crowd, so she put it in her pocket.

    Could you please tell me why the first sentence used "did not dare to do" while the second sentence used" did not dare do"?

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    Re: didn't dare to do didn't dare to do

    You can use either with the negative.

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    Re: didn't dare to do didn't dare to do

    Where did you find the sentences, Mike?

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    Re: didn't dare to do didn't dare to do

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Where did you find the sentences, Mike?
    Rover KE fraze.it

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    Re: didn't dare to do didn't dare to do

    Did you notice that you used the same four words twice 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: didn't dare to do didn't dare to do

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Did you notice that you used the same four words twice in your title?
    Sorry!

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    Re: didn't dare to do didn't dare to do

    I can't explain why, but to me "to" is necessary in sentence 1 and wouldn't work in sentence 2.
    I am not a teacher.

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