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

Mike12345

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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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Raymott

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You can use either with the negative.
 

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Where did you find the sentences, Mike?
 

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Did you notice that you used the same four words twice in your title?
 

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