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Can I insert the phrase "don't you dare", instead of "do not"?


Native speaker’s answer


Yes, you can say "don't you dare screw with my team" here instead of "do not screw with my team". "Don't you dare" means pretty much the same thing as "do not" in this context. Here is another example of where "don't you dare" and "do not" are interchangeable: Ex: Don't you dare wake up the baby. Ex: Do not wake up the baby.

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