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    Unhappy Dare

    Hi
    Which sentence is correct?
    How dare you talking to me like that
    How dare you to talk to me like that

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    Re: Dare

    Quote Originally Posted by Noussa View Post
    Hi
    Which sentence is correct?
    How dare you talking to me like that
    How dare you to talk to me like that

    Neither, I'm afraid - though with a bit of punctuation you could make a case for the first.

    The most common form is 'How dare you talk to me like that?' [bare infinitive].

    b

    * Here's the extreme version - not recommended for students, though it might be used:

    'How dare you? - [Fancy someone in your position] talking to me like that!'

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    Smile Re: Dare

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Neither, I'm afraid - though with a bit of punctuation you could make a case for the first.

    The most common form is 'How dare you talk to me like that?' [bare infinitive].

    b

    * Here's the extreme version - not recommended for students, though it might be used:

    'How dare you? - [Fancy someone in your position] talking to me like that!'
    Thank you Bobk

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