Modality in Persuasion Skill Focus: Identifying and using modality.
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- Modality in Persuasion Skill Focus: Identifying and using modality
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- Modal verbs give the reader information about the degree of obligation or certainty involved in the action.
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- Low modality shows less certainty.
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- Examples of Low Modality I might leave early today. You could try to do it again. She may want to check the results.
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- Medium Modality I guess I will share the cookies. I should share the paper.
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- High modality shows a high degree of certainty.
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- Examples of High Modality I must leave early today. You will do it again. She has to check the results.
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- Levels of Modality High modality Medium modality Low modality mustwillmay ought toshouldmight shallcancould has toneed towould
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- Modality can also be expressed through nouns, adjectives and adverbs. Modal nouns: possibility, probability, certainty, obligation, necessity, requirement Modal adjectives: possible, probable, obligatory, necessary, required, determined, likely, certain Modal adverbs: possibly, probably, maybe, perhaps, sometimes, always, never, certainly, definitely