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(Signifying to venture.)
Present Tense. Sing. I dare, thou dareft, he dareth or dares.
Ply. We dare, ye dare, they dare,
Sing. I durst, thou durft, he durft. Plu. We đurst, ye durst, they durft or did dare.
Perfeèt and pluperfect Tenses,
Sing. I durst have, thou durft have, he durft have. Plu. We durft have, ye durst have, they durft have.
Sing. I will dare, thou wilt dare, he will dare. Plu. We will dare, ye will dare, they will dare.
Present and Future Tenses. Sing. I ought, thou oughtest, he ought. Plu. We ought, ye ought, they ought.
Preter Tenfe. Sing. I ought to have, thou oughtest to have, ye ought to have. Plu. We ought to have, ye ought to have, they ought to have
These two laft defective Verbs are used only as above, and always joined to another Verb expressed or underftood in the infinitive Mode : as, “I durft have done it. I dare say. Some would even dare to die. I ought to love
you. I ought to have gone thi. ther."
DARE (to provoke) is regular.
WOT (to know) and QUOTH (to say) are very defective.
These two lait Verbs are seldom used by late Writers.
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