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I am studying auxiliary verbs, and I saw that "to dare" is a modal auxiliary. However, this sentence is somehow confusing, "He does not dare to interrupt." My question is: Is "to dare" a modal auxiliary or a lexical verb?

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    @Araucaria-Nothereanymore. Oops! Thanks for pointing that out. I'll repost. – BillJ Apr 22 '20 at 6:12
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    "Dare" can be either a lexical verb or an auxiliary one. In your example it can only be a lexical verb since it has the auxiliary "do" and a to-infinitival complement. Auxiliary "dare", by contrast, does not require "do" in non-affirmatives and takes a bare infinitival complement, as in "He dare not interrupt me". – BillJ Apr 22 '20 at 6:15

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