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source Entry Example Modal 1 Modal 2 Modal 3sort descending Gender Race / Ethnicity Age Level of Education Home Community, Town, or State Location Collected Year Relation to Addressee Medium Sentence Structure Status
LAMSAS 1542 might could might could Male White 38 Until age 14 DE (Willow Grove) DE (Willow Grove) 1939 fieldworker to informant Spoken
England 2046 To lefenn & to trowwenn þatt swillc an shollde muʒhenn beon Shippennd off alle shaffte shollde muʒhenn Unknown Unknown England c1200 Written 1.4
LAGS 401 I might could do it. might could Female White 77 6th grade FL (Mason City) FL (Mason City) 1973 subject to fieldworker Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
Skipper 167 She might should have gotten it. might should Male White 21 Unknown Unknown SC (Unknown) unknown Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
Mishoe 55 Could we might possibly just cancel Christmas this year? could might Female White 40s Unknown Unknown SC/ NC (Unknown) c1990 female to male (family) Spoken 2.0 Naturalistic
LAGS 613 You used could buy it. used could Male Black 90 Less than 1 term school FL (Shady Grove) FL (Shady Grove) 1976 subject to fieldworker Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
Feagin 763 You might could ... might could Female White 60 Unknown AL (Unknown) AL (Birmingham) Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
LAMSAS 1629 mought could mought could Female White 81 3 years VA (Back Bay) VA (Back Bay) 1936 fieldworker to informant Spoken
COCA 1034 She used to could kill a horse with a fist between the eyes, but this week it's been migraines and fainting spells. used to could Female Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Fictional Story 1991 woman to man Written 1.0 Naturalistic
LAMSAS 1884 might could might could Male White 82 3 months of night school SC (Graniteville) SC (Graniteville) 1947 fieldworker to informant Spoken
DiPaolo 1301 'If he would get out from behind his pulpit and do some recruiting, he might could find somebody who can kick. Franklin said. might could Male White 22 College Graduate KY (Princeton) Newspaper 1978 interviewee to interviewer Spoken 1.2 Naturalistic
LAMSAS 1972 might could might could Female White 65 Until age 14 GA (Bogart) GA (Bogart) 1934 fieldworker to informant Spoken
Elsman 840 I’m choosing happiness over money right now, because I might would choose that for Fridays too. might would Female White 30s College (Graduate) SC (Unknown) SC (Columbia) 2007 co-worker to co-worker Spoken 1.3 Naturalistic
LAGS 263 I might can do it. might can Female White 71 8th grade GA (Screven Co.) GA (Hiltonia) 1970 subject to fieldworker Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
Skipper 151 I had an aunt in Goldsboro who might could've been able to tell me… well I don't know. She weren't too bright, but then she might could've helped. might could Male White 25 Graduate school (Some) Unknown SC (Unknown) Unknown Spoken 1.6 Naturalistic
DiPaolo 1393 If we had known, we may still could have done it. may could Male White unknown Unknown Unknown TX (Unknown) unknown Spoken 1.2 Naturalistic
England 1180 I’ll tell you who they could be. They might could be Luke Skywalker and Han Solo. might could Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown England (Newcastle) 1.0
Reed 1476 I thought y'all might would. might would Female White 32 College (Graduate) SC (Lake City) SC (Columbia) 2011 friend to group Spoken 1.4 Naturalistic
LAGS 337 Might could. might could Female White 65 Unknown Unknown TN (Forbus) subject to fieldworker Spoken unknown Naturalistic
LAGS 549 Might have used to said it. might have used to Female White 66 12th grade MS (Harrison County) MS (Saucier) 1972 subject to fieldworker Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
LAGS 699 Used to wouldn't go fishing. used to wouldn't Female White 80 8th grade TX (Waco) TX (Waco) 1977 subject to fieldworker Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
LAMSAS 1572 mought could mought could Male White 87 2-3 years MD (Gallant Green) MD (Gallant Green) 1939 fieldworker to informant Spoken
Scotland 936 He must no can do it. must no can Unknown Unknown Unknown Scotland (Hawick) Scotland (Hawick) 1.0
LAMSAS 1819 mought could mought could Male White 77 A little NC (Bryson City) NC (Bryson City) 1934 fieldworker to informant Spoken
Labov 1239 I might can’t get no more fines, neither. might can't Unknown Black 12 Unknown Unknown NY (New York City) Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
LAMSAS 1908 might could might could Female White 78 College (Some) SC (Lebanon) SC (Lebanon) 1941 fieldworker to informant Spoken
Reed 2078 You might ought to call a locksmith. might ought to Male White 44 Unknown LA (West Monroe) Television 2013 friend to group Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
LAGS 433 Might could get a few of them cork stoppers. might could Male Black 64 Elementary school MS (Oxford) MS (Lafayette Springs) 1974 subject to fieldworker Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
Montgomery 199 Do you think I might should just come up with another one? might should Female White 40s Graduate school (Some) NC (Unknown) SC (Unknown) Unknown Spoken 2.4 Naturalistic
Mishoe 87 That must didn't hurt him cause he's still in the lead. must didn't Male White unknown Unknown Unknown SC/ NC (Unknown) c1990 NBC announcer to audience Spoken 1.3 Naturalistic
LAGS 645 I used to could remember. used to could Male White 71 8th grade FL (Point Washington) FL (Point Washington) 1977 subject to fieldworker Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
DiPaolo 1331 I might not could stay the whole time. might not could Unknown Unknown unknown Unknown Unknown TX (Austin) unknown Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
Feagin 795 They shouldn’t otta done that. They shoulda known better. shouldn't ought to Male White 16 College (Graduate) AL (Unknown) AL (Unknown) 1972 Unknown Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
LAMSAS 1661 may can may can Male Black 80 None VA (Batesville) VA (Batesville) 1933 fieldworker to informant Spoken
COCA 1048 The tendency would be, I think, to water things down to such an extent that you're not doing all that you might could do within the confines of the First Amendment. might could Male White 40s Graduate school (Law degree) MS (Tupelo) Television 2006 interviewee to interviewer Spoken 1.6 Naturalistic
Reed 1486 I think that we may should go ahead and do it, but what do you think? may should Female White 28 Graduate school (Doctoral degree) TN (Seymour) TN (Seymour) 2011 wife to husband Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
DARE 872 We might could find some mackerel on the outer reef. might could Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown FL (Gainesville) 1980 Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
LAMSAS 1755 might could might could Female White 70 Illiterate NC (Sanders Chapel) NC (Sanders Chapel) 1936 fieldworker to informant Spoken
LAGS 295 Might can. might can Female White 72 5th grade AR (Dudley Lake) AR (Dudley Lake) 1977 subject to fieldworker Spoken unknown Naturalistic
COCA 1065 " I might could be subject to get [a] call of nature, " Gary Lee Stringer said from his cot. might could Male Unknown unknown Unknown Unknown Fictional Story 1998 man to man Written 1.0 Naturalistic
LAMSAS 1510 might could might could Male White 74 Very little; until age 21 PA (Orangeville) PA (Orangeville) 1939 fieldworker to informant Spoken
Montgomery 2022 One of our goals might ought to be to encourage non-member involvement. might ought to Male White 22 College graduate SC (Columbia) 1991 Acquaintance to acquaintances Spoken Naturalistic
LAGS 369 Might could. might could Female Black 71 Unknown Unknown LA (Pineville) subject to fieldworker Spoken unknown Naturalistic
Mishoe 23 I don't think I failed, but I think I might coulda done a lot better. might could Female White 20s Unknown Unknown SC/ NC (Unknown) c1990 female to female Spoken 1.8 Naturalistic
LAGS 581 I might would. might would Female Black 66 Graduate school (Master's degree) MS (Jackson) MS (Jackson) 1972 subject to fieldworker Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
Feagin 731 He said he may can have these by the first of the month. may can Male White 29 Unknown AL (Unknown) early 1970s acquaintance Spoken 1.4 Naturalistic
LAMSAS 1602 might could might could Male White 67 3rd grade VA (Guinea neighborhood) VA (Guinea neighborhood) 1936 fieldworker to informant Spoken
England 977 He wouldn’t could go. would could Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown England (Durham) 1.0
LAMSAS 1851 might could might could Male White 84 Until age 14 SC (Hendersonville) SC (Hendersonville) 1934 fieldworker to informant Spoken
Visser 1268 Who this booke shall wylle lerne May well enterprise. shall will Unknown Unknown Unknown England (Unknown) England (Unknown) 1481 Written 1.4
LAMSAS 1940 mought could mought could Male White 69 About 18 months GA (Rincon) GA (Rincon) 1934 fieldworker to informant Spoken
LAGS 465 Might could help me. might could Female White 19 College (Student at time of interview) MS (Hattiesburg) MS (Hattiesburg) 1978 subject to fieldworker Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
COCA 1008 Hopefully, before we're gone, we -- we might can make up for some of those wrongs we made along the way. might can Male White 68 High School TX (Vidor) Television 1999 interviewee to interviewer Spoken 1.2 Naturalistic
Montgomery 231 They might could have some over there. might could Female Black 30s Unknown Unknown SC (Unknown) unknown Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
Mishoe 119 I got as far as Jacksonville and stopped. I thought I might would make it all the way to Orlando, but I was too tired. might would Male White 40s Unknown Unknown SC/ NC (Unknown) c1990 brother to sister Spoken 1.8 Naturalistic
DiPaolo 1363 Jeanie's house is the fartherest from K-Bob. Do you think they might oughta meet us there? might ought to Unknown Unknown unknown Unknown Unknown TX (Austin, on phone) 1979 friend to friend Spoken 2.4 Naturalistic
LAMSAS 1693 might could might could Female White 44 College (Some) NC (Winfall) NC (Winfall) 1936 fieldworker to informant Spoken
Scotland 1148 They maybe could be working in the shop. maybe could Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Scotland (Unknown) 1.0
Reed 1446 The man said he might could send it later. might could Female White 39 Graduate school (Master's degree) TN (Sneedville) TN (Sneedville) 2010 interviewee to interviewer Spoken 1.4 Elicited
LAGS 517 I might could say "fixing." might could Female White 79 High school and business school LA (Shreveport) LA (Shreveport) 1975 subject to fieldworker Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
LAGS 667 Used to could. used to could Female White 80 8th grade MS (Soso) MS (Soso) 1973 subject to fieldworker Spoken unknown Naturalistic
Scotland 904 In a crisis, what would a wee lassie like that could dae for me? would could Unknown Unknown Unknown Scotland (West Lothian) 1979 stranger Spoken 2.0 Naturalistic
LAMSAS 1787 mought could mought could Female White 77 Learned to read at home NC (Forestville Church) NC (Forestville Church) 1937 fieldworker to informant Spoken
LAGS 327 Might could. might could Female White 84 Unknown Unknown GA (Surrency) subject to fieldworker Spoken unknown Naturalistic
Jamaica 1223 mos(a) hafi “must must” must hafi (=have to, must) Unknown Black Unknown Unknown Jamaica (Unknown)
LAMSAS 1788 might could might could Male White 48 Until age 15 NC (Jones Creek) NC (Jones Creek) 1937 fieldworker to informant Spoken
LAGS 328 Might could. might could Male White 21 Unknown Unknown GA (Ocilla) subject to fieldworker Spoken unknown Naturalistic
Jamaica 1224 mos(a) kyan “may/might must” must can Unknown Black Unknown Unknown Jamaica (Unknown)
LAMSAS 1543 might could might could Male White 82 Little education DE (Milford Neck) DE (Milford Neck) 1939 fieldworker to informant Spoken
England 2048 Swa þatt menn sholldenn muɽhenn sen þurrh Goddspellbokess lare All hu þeɽɽ mihhtenn follɽenn rihht þatt stih. sholldenn hafi (=have to, must) Unknown Unknown England c1200 Written 1.3
LAGS 402 I might could do it. might could Female White 81 4th grade FL (Sopchoppy) FL (Sopchoppy) 1973 subject to fieldworker Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
Skipper 168 He might could play pretty good. might could Male White 40s Unknown Unknown SC (Unknown) unknown Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
Mishoe 56 I might could feel worse but I'm damned if I know how. might could Male White 50s Unknown Unknown SC/ NC (Unknown) c1990 male to female in no. 55 Spoken 1.8 Naturalistic
LAGS 614 I used could make biscuits. used could Male White 77 Military academy AL (Russellville) AR (Russellville) 1973 subject to fieldworker Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
Feagin 764 .. might could ... might could Female White 20s Unknown AL (Unknown) AL (Unknown) early 1970s Spoken Naturalistic
LAMSAS 1630 might could might could Male White 18 College student VA (Back Bay) VA (Back Bay) 1936 fieldworker to informant Spoken
COCA 1036 Some people should- ought to be very careful about what they wish for. It might come true. should ought to Male White 50s College (Graduate, B.S. degree) MA (Boston) Television 1996 interviewee to interviewer Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
LAMSAS 1885 might could might could Male White 63 3-4 years SC (Philipps Church) SC (Philipps Church) 1934 fieldworker to informant Spoken
DiPaolo 1302 Driver: "Officer, can you tell me where I can get some water for my car?" Security Officer: "Well, you might could get some in this H.E.B. ma'am. But I'm not sure they have... might could Male White 50s Unknown TX (Unknown) TX (Austin) 1981 man to woman Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
LAMSAS 1973 may can may can Female White 65 Until age 14 GA (Bogart) GA (Bogart) 1934 fieldworker to informant Spoken
Elsman 841 She might could offer her own two cents’ worth on accommodations and modifications or whatever. might could Female White 30s College (Graduate) SC (Unknown) SC (Columbia) 2007 co-worker to co-worker Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
LAGS 264 I might can do it. might can Female Black 45 Junior high school GA (Savannah) GA (Savannah) 1973 subject to fieldworker Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
Skipper 152 Who do I know who knows somebody who knows somebody that might can put me in touch with somebody. might can Male White 40s Unknown Unknown SC (Unknown) unknown Spoken 1.6 Naturalistic
DiPaolo 1394 I can't charge it at [store name], but I may could at [store name]. may could Female White 70s Unknown Unknown TX (Unknown) 1979 unknown Spoken 1.1 Naturalistic
England 1181 [A: He doesn’t think people ought to smoke.] B: Well, they shouldn’t ought to, should they? should ought to Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown England (Newcastle) Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
Reed 1477 We might could come. might could Male White 20s College (Graduate) Unknown SC (Columbia) 2011 friend to group Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
LAGS 338 Might could. might could Male White 91 Unknown Unknown TN (Shelbyville) subject to fieldworker Spoken unknown Naturalistic
LAGS 550 I might have used to use that. might used to Female White 42 College TX (Burkeville) TX (Wiergate) 1974 subject to fieldworker Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
LAGS 700 Used to wouldn't have. used to wouldn't Female White 76 10th grade GA (Palmyra) GA (Leesburg) 1977 subject to fieldworker Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
LAMSAS 1573 might could might could Male White 78 Until age 16 MD (Keedysville) MD (Keedysville) 1939 fieldworker to informant Spoken
Scotland 937 He must can no do it. must can no Unknown Unknown Unknown Scotland (Hawick) Scotland (Hawick) 1.0
LAMSAS 1820 may can may can Male White 77 A little NC (Bryson City) NC (Bryson City) 1934 fieldworker to informant Spoken
Labov 1240 In deep water. I might can get hurt. might can Unknown Black 14 Unknown Unknown NY (New York City) Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
LAMSAS 1909 might could might could Female White 79 Until age 12-13 off and on SC (Anderson) SC (Anderson) 1934 fieldworker to informant Spoken
Reed 2079 I may could sell that. may could Male White 44 Unknown LA (West Monroe) Television 2013 man to group Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
LAGS 434 The worms might could get in them. might could Male White 76 8th grade TN (Wear Valley) TN (Wear Valley) 1973 subject to fieldworker Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
Montgomery 200 We might ought to bring it up just so we can think about it. might ought to Male White 30s College (Graduate) Unknown SC (Unknown) unknown Spoken 1.3 Naturalistic
Mishoe 88 I'm hoping they might can fill that jaw tooth and not have to pull it. might can Male White 40s Unknown Unknown SC/ NC (Unknown) c1990 male to family Spoken 1.4 Naturalistic
LAGS 646 I used to could. used to could Female White 93 High school equivalent AR (Searcy) AR (Searcy) 1974 subject to fieldworker Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
DiPaolo 1332 He might not couldn't refuse. might not couldn't Male White unknown Unknown TX (Unknown) TX (Austin) unknown Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic

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