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which one is correct? How dare he! or How dare him!
If according to rule, the latter is correct because objective pronouns come after verbs. But i read the former in books. Which one should i use?
so fast Harry,
but what of the rule:
I saw him-correct
How wicked of him- correct
but why: how dare he?
please explain more.
Dare is apparently something called a marginal modal, and what's more it's unique. (Other marginal modals are need, ought and used [to].) I'm attaching this helpful link but I admit I have a hard time following the explanation :) I'm hoping somebody qualified jumps in here.
Marginal Modal dare
[native speaker but not a teacher, obviously. I'm here to learn too, and I certainly did today]
So, is the correct one "How dare him!"?