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    A Grammatical Question

    He dared not show up at the party.

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    With reference to the above sentence I would appreciate it if you would kindly let me know whether the sentence is grammatically acceptable or not.

    If it sounds strange, please make me know what should be revised.

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    Talking Re: A Grammatical Question

    This is grammatically correct, although it sounds perhaps a little old-fashioned. More colloquial would be - He did not dare to show up at the party, or he didn't dare to show up at the party.


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    Re: A Grammatical Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Shovel View Post
    This is grammatically correct, although it sounds perhaps a little old-fashioned. More colloquial would be - He did not dare to show up at the party, or he didn't dare to show up at the party.
    I don't know how I express my thanks enough to you, Shovel. Your reply is very much helpful to me.
    Last edited by sariputra; 09-Aug-2007 at 04:54.

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