I dare say

“I dare say” is commonly found at the end of a sentence in English. It is often used to express a degree of certainty or to introduce a personal opinion or belief.

Placing “I dare say” at the end of a sentence emphasizes the speaker’s confidence in their statement or adds a rhetorical flair to their remark. However, it can also be used in other positions within a sentence for emphasis or stylistic purposes.

  1. She has been working on this project for months, and I dare say it will be a great success.
  2. The movie was a bit predictable, but I dare say it still managed to entertain the audience.
  3. He might not admit it, but I dare say he’s secretly happy about the outcome.
  4. We’ve put in a lot of effort to organize this event, and I dare say it will be a memorable experience for everyone.
  5. The restaurant has received rave reviews from critics, and I dare say it lives up to the hype.
  6. It’s a challenging task, but with your skills and determination, I dare say you will succeed.
  7. I dare say we’ll face some obstacles along the way, but we must stay focused on our goal.
  8. The weather forecast isn’t promising, but I dare say we’ll still have a good time on our trip.
  9. It’s an unconventional approach, but I dare say it just might work.
  10. They’ve trained hard for this competition, and I dare say they have a good chance of winning.

C1 point 206 in Modality, in the English Grammar Profile, is used to say that something is probably true. Looking at 4 spaces to the right of the expression on iWeb corpus we find the following collocates which point to the fact the expression is often used with more modality. Two of those are contractions of “will, won’t”. These with “shall” suggest “I dare say” often introduces future clauses.

1 ‘LL (VM ) 74

I dare say we'll see him as a defender to start off.

2 SHALL (VM ) 59
3 MR. (NNB ) 27
4 WO (VM ) 26
5 MAJORITY (NN1 ) 15

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *