English Grammar : Auxiliary Verb 'Dare'

Use of Auxiliary Verb 'Dare' in English Grammar

Uses of Auxiliary Verb "DARE"

'Dare' used as a semi-modal and main verb to express the courage & boldness to do something or to express anger at something and is often used negatively.

'Dare' can be used as an ordinary/normal/main verb and an auxiliary or semi-modal verb.

It is used to challenge somebody to be brave enough or rude enough to do something.

It is used as :
• Normal verb (followed by an infinitive with 'to')
• Auxiliary verb (without 'to')
We use dare as Normal/Main verb. (followed by an infinitive with 'to')
When 'dare' is used as an ordinary verb, it is followed by an infinitive with to. Also, questions and negatives are made with do.
    (a) Affirmative Sentences.
  • • I dared him (to) jump.
  • • I dare you (to) climb on the roof.
  • • If Krish dares (to) go there again, he’ll be in big trouble!
  • (b) Negative Sentences.
  • • He didn’t dare (to) stop me.
  • • He does not dare (to) do it.
  • • Don’t you dare (to) touch me.
  • • He didn't dare (to) look back.
  • • He doesn’t dare (to) go there.
  • • I didn’t dare (to) tell the truth.
  • • She didn’t dare (to) open her eyes.
  • • He dared (to) swim across the river.
  • • The old man didn’t dare (to) open the door.
  • • No one would have dared (to) think about it.
  • (c) Interrogative Sentences.
  • • Who dares (to) argue with me?
  • • How does she dare (to) do it?
  • • Does anyone dare (to) go there?
  • • Do you dare (to) test your limits?
  • • Do you dare (to) tell him what happened to his bike?
We use dare as Auxiliarie verb.
When 'dare' is used as an auxiliary verb, it is followed by an infinitive without to and questions and negatives are made without to.
    (a) Affirmative Sentences.
  • • He is a dare devil.
  • • He is a daring person.
  • • I dare say you are right.
  • • I dare say he will come later.
  • (b) Negative Sentences.
  • • He dare not do so.
  • • No one dare go there.
  • • You dare not come here.
  • • She dare not take such a risk.
  • • She dare not express her feelings.
  • • I daren't think how many victims there are.
  • (c) Interrogative Sentences.
  • Dare anyone go there?
  • • How dare you come here?
  • Dare she say that to him?
  • • How dare she criticise us?
  • • How dare you interrupt him?
  • • How dare he do such a thing?
  • • How dare you suggest she was lazy!
  • • How dare you enter the premises without prior permission?
Types of Auxiliary Verbs
(1) Auxiliary–cum–verbs.

"Auxiliary-cum-verbs" are :

These 11 auxiliaries are also used as verbs, therefore, they are called Auxiliary–cum–verbs. These are used to form Tenses. ( Please refer Tense Table).

(2) Pure Auxiliary verbs..

These 20 auxiliaries only support normal verbs, therefore, they are called Pure Auxiliary Verbs. They are also called Models or Model Auxiliary Verbs.

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