Which sentence is correct, “He dared not do it.” or “He dared not to do it.”?
First of all Great question. It will help many English Learners.
This is the special case with Dare and Need.
Let’s See some examples of Dare and Need.
- I need to talk to you.
- I do not need to talk to you.
- I need not talk to you.
In the same way,
- I dare to talk to you.
- I do not dare to talk to you.
- I dare not talk to you.
I want to mention here that after not, we do not use to in case of need and dare.
I will come back with more explanation on this, so that you can absorb this concept.
Let’s keep learning.