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source Entry Example Modal 1 Modal 2 Modal 3 Gender Race / Ethnicity Agesort descending Level of Education Home Community, Town, or State Location Collected Year Relation to Addressee Medium Sentence Structure Status
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
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
Scotland 936 He must no can do it. must no can Unknown Unknown Unknown Scotland (Hawick) Scotland (Hawick) 1.0
England 977 He wouldn’t could go. would could Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown England (Durham) 1.0
Visser 1268 Who this booke shall wylle lerne May well enterprise. shall will Unknown Unknown Unknown England (Unknown) England (Unknown) 1481 Written 1.4
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
Scotland 1148 They maybe could be working in the shop. maybe could Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Scotland (Unknown) 1.0
Jamaica 1223 mos(a) hafi “must must” must hafi (=have to, must) Unknown Black Unknown Unknown Jamaica (Unknown)
England 2051 Thou schalt mowe senden hire a lettre. schalt mowe Unknown Unknown England 1390 Written 1.0
Scotland 905 They should ought to make the rules clear. should ought to Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Scotland (Unknown) 1975 1.0
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
Coleman 1127 I may ought to have been doing my homework. may ought to Unknown White Unknown Unknown NC (Unknown) 1975 1.0 Elicited
Price 1206 I may not can keep that up. may not can Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Written 1.0
Scotland 937 He must can no do it. must can no Unknown Unknown Unknown Scotland (Hawick) Scotland (Hawick) 1.0
England 978 Will he can go? will can Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown England (Durham) 2.0
Cunningham 1269 They may would do that for you. may would Unknown Black Unknown SC (Unknown) SC (Unknown) 1.0
Feagin 796 I don’t dare hit the traffic out here now cause I can’t hear or see as good as I useta could! used to could Male White Unknown AL (Unknown) AL (Unknown) early 1970s Spoken 1.2 Naturalistic
Scotland 1149 You might would like to come with us. might would Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Scotland (Unknown) 1.0
Jamaica 1224 mos(a) kyan “may/might must” must can Unknown Black Unknown Unknown Jamaica (Unknown)
England 2052 Thou schalt mowe senden hire a lettre. schalt mowe Unknown Unknown England c1390 Written 1.0
Scotland 906 He used tae widnae let me up the brae. used to wouldnae Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Scotland (West Lothian) 1979 Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
Brandstetter 1182 The participants are asked to choose two of the ideas that they might could adapt for use in their classes. might could Unknown Unknown Unknown TN (Unknown) TN (Unknown) Spoken 1.6 Naturalistic
Coleman 1128 I may can plow the bottom if it doesn’t rain anymore. may can Unknown White Unknown Unknown NC (Unknown) 1975 1.3 Elicited
Scotland 938 He mustnae can do it. mustnae can Unknown Unknown Unknown Scotland (Hawick) Scotland (Hawick) 1.0
England 979 They’ll not can get any food. will no can Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown England (Durham) 1.0
Cunningham 1270 I probably may will go there tomorrow. may will Unknown Black Unknown SC (Unknown) SC (Unknown) 1.0
DARE 874 I might could go there tonight. might could Unknown Unknown Unknown TN (Perry County) 1954 1.0
Scotland 1150 You might should claim your expenses. might should Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Scotland (Unknown) 1.0
England 2053 ... tanne i schal mow truliche sey ... the wordes þat be writen in holi writ. schal mow Unknown Unknown England c1400 Written 1.0 Elicited
Scotland 907 He should can go tomorrow. should can Unknown Unknown Unknown Scotland (Hawick) Scotland (Hawick) 1.0 Naturalistic
Brandstetter 1183 You might should go there because they might move it to New Jersey. might should Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown TN (Unknown) Spoken 1.3 Naturalistic
Montgomery 1998 Some of what the church might can do is to offer a support program. might can Male White College graduate SC (Columbia) SC (Columbia) 1992 Acquaintance to acquaintances Spoken Naturalistic
Coleman 1129 Mrs. Jones might would have told you about the old courthouse. might would Unknown White Unknown Unknown NC (Unknown) 1975 1.0 Elicited
Butters 1207 This was very frustrating to me because we might could have won the match if every one would have played like that during the match. might could Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown TX (Unknown) Written 1.3 Naturalistic
Scotland 939 He shouldnae can come. shouldnae can Unknown Unknown Unknown Scotland (Hawick) Scotland (Hawick) 1.0
England 980 I haven’t could get across the doors. haven't could Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown England (Durham) 1.0
Cunningham 1271 I probably may could get them in quicker. may could Unknown Black Unknown SC (Unknown) SC (Unknown) 1.0
DARE 875 "might could" = pasttense of "may can" might could Unknown Unknown Unknown KY (central southern) c1960
Scotland 1151 He might no could do it. might no could Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Scotland (Unknown) 1.0
Jamaica 1225 wuda mos hafi “would must must” would must hafi (=have to, must) Unknown Black Unknown Unknown Jamaica (Unknown)
England 2054 for he shal mowe shewe be experience th’entente of his good will (OED). shal mowe Unknown Unknown England 1402 Written 1.0
Scotland 908 He would could do it if he tried. would could Unknown Unknown Unknown Scotland (Hawick) Scotland (Hawick) 1.0
Brandstetter 1184 Yeah, I think she might would like those. might would Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown TN (Unknown) Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
Montgomery 1999 We have a library that might could be stocked wit material that might be helpful. might could Male White College graduate SC (Columbia) SC (Columbia) 1992 Acquaintance to acquaintances Spoken Naturalistic
Scotland 940 He should no can come. should no can Unknown Unknown Unknown Scotland (Hawick) Scotland (Hawick) Spoken 1.0
England 981 I doubt I’ll not can get. will not can Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown England (Durham) 1.4
Cunningham 1272 He might be can do that. might be can Unknown Black Unknown SC (Unknown) SC (Unknown) 1.0
Barrick 876 You won’t can go. will can Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown PN (Cumberland County) 1.0 Naturalistic
Scotland 1152 He maybe no could do it. maybe no could Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Scotland (Unknown) 1.0
England 2055 if it be wiþoute help any long tyme ... it shal noʒt mow be cured. shal mow Unknown Unknown England c1425 J. Arderne, Treatise of Fistula in Ano (EETS) 42, 26
Scotland 909 He’ll can get you one. will can Unknown Unknown Unknown Scotland (Hawick) Scotland (Hawick) 1.0 Naturalistic
Brandstetter 1185 It may shouldn’t be like that in that particular context. may should Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown TN (Unknown) Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
Elsman 845 I might oughta do that, shouldn't I? might ought to Female White Graduate school (Master's degree) NC (Unknown) SC (Columbia) 2007 co-worker to co-worker Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
Coleman 1130 Mrs. Jones might’ve could told you. might have could Unknown White Unknown Unknown NC (Unknown) 1975 1.0 Elicited
Butters 1208 The AIDS-infected child may could be allowed to visit the school for a short time during a controlled classroom activity. may could Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown TX (Unknown) Written 1.0 Naturalistic
Scotland 941 He should no could have come. should no could Unknown Unknown Unknown Scotland (Hawick) Scotland (Hawick) 1.0
England 982 I’ll can gang to-day. will can Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown England (Cumberland) 1.0
Cunningham 1273 He must have fuh do əm. must have fuh (=have to) Unknown Black Unknown SC (Unknown) SC (Unknown) 1.0
DARE 877 [Do you think you’ll go?] Might could. might could Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown CO (Unknown) 1967 1.0
Scotland 1153 You have to can drive a car to get that job. have to can Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Scotland (Unknown) 1.0
Jamaica 1226 wi mos hafi “will must must” will must hafi (=have to, must) Unknown Black Unknown Unknown Jamaica (Unknown)
England 2056 They shall ... mowe be ... emendyng to devout prayers ... in Goddis house, where prayers be most exaudible. shall mowe Unknown Unknown England c1443 Written 1.0
Scotland 910 He’ll might could do it for you. will might could Unknown Unknown Unknown Scotland (Hawick) Scotland (Hawick) Spoken 1.0
Brandstetter 1186 You might not should do that. might not should Unknown White Unknown Unknown TN (Unknown) Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
Elsman 846 I might would too. might would Female White Graduate school (Master's degree) NC (Unknown) SC (Columbia) 2007 Unknown Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
Coleman 1131 Mrs. Jones might’ve could’a told you. might've could Unknown White Unknown Unknown NC (Unknown) 1975 1.0 Elicited
Scotland 942 He should could no have come. should could no Unknown Unknown Unknown Scotland (Hawick) Scotland (Hawick) 1.0
England 983 I can’t walk five mile I’ t’hahr nah, but ah used to could! used to could Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown England (West Yorkshire) 1892 1.1
Cunningham 1274 He must have fa see something. must have fuh (have to) Unknown Black Unknown SC (Unknown) SC (Unknown) 1.0
DARE 878 I might could should tell her about it. might could should Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown NC (central) 1989 Spoken 1.0
Scotland 1154 He’s gonna can pass his driving test next week. be going to can Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Scotland (Unknown) 1.0
Feagin 737 Take your granddaddy, Ron. He might can tell ye! might can Male White Unknown AL (Unknown) AL (Unknown) early 1970s acquaintance Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
England 2057 After the discrecyon of myne Executors as þe shal mow seme most ... expedient (OED). shal mowe Unknown Unknown England 1449 Written 1.3
Scotland 911 You’ll have to can do it whether you want to or not. will have to can Unknown Unknown Unknown Scotland (Hawick) Scotland (Hawick) 1.3
Brandstetter 1187 I might even could do a poster as early as this spring. might could Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown TN (Unknown) Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
Montgomery 2002 It might would be on the receipt. might would Male Unknown Unknown Unknown SC (Columbia) 1993 Stranger to stranger. Spoken Naturalistic
Elsman 847 We'll send you a document with questions in it, like “What additional things would we may need from you ... ” would may Female White Unknown Unknown VA (Unknown) 2007 contractor to potential clients Spoken 2.0 Naturalistic
Verilogue Corpus 2221 might can Female Graduate Degree (MD) Unknown KY Doctor-Patient Spoken Naturalistic
Jamaica 1209 A [=I] should can find some. should can Unknown Unknown Unknown Caribbean (Jamaica) Jamaica (Unknown) 1.0
Scotland 943 He shouldnae no could have come. shouldnae could Unknown Unknown Unknown Scotland (Hawick) Scotland (Hawick) 1.0
England 984 Aw used to could a done it. used to could Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown England (Chester) 1.0
Scotland 1155 Do they need to can do it? need to can Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Scotland (Unknown) 2.0
England 2058 Lete me have knowlache of ʒour mynde ... whan ʒe shall moun be in this cuntre. shall moun Unknown Unknown England 1481 Written 3.0
Scotland 1106 I think we will can pay the Rent this year at any time. will can Male White Unknown Scotland (Unknown) Scotlnd (Unknown) 1819 1.4
Scotland 912 I would like to could swim. would could Unknown Unknown Unknown Scotland (Hawick) Scotland (Hawick) 1.0
Brandstetter 1188 They might have been there. I might just couldn’t find them. might could Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown TN (Unknown) Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
Montgomery 2003 You might ought to give them to someone else. might ought to Male Black Unknown Unknown GA (Atlanta) 1992 Taxi driver to Dispatcher Spoken Naturalistic
Labov 1108 That still might don’t help you. might don't Unknown Black Unknown NY (New York City) NY (New York City) Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
Elsman 848 What we would might want to do is ... would might Male White Unknown Unknown SC (Unknown) 2007 Spoken 1.4 Naturalistic
Coleman 1132 He might’ve should’a gone anyway. might have should Unknown White Unknown Unknown NC (Unknown) 1975 1.0 Elicited
Scotland 944 He shouldnae could no have come. shouldnae could Unknown Unknown Unknown Scotland (Hawick) Scotland (Hawick) 1.0
England 985 Did you, when you used to could work? used to could Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown England (Lincolnshire) 2.3
DARE 880 You might oughtta get you some help with that. might ought to Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown GA (Unknown) 1993 1.0 Naturalistic
Scotland 1156 Will they need to can drive a lorry to get that job? will need to can Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Scotland (Unknown) 2.0
England 2059 As longe that I shall maye bere armes (OED). shall maye Unknown Unknown England c1489 Written
Coleman 1107 I should ought to go with him. should ought to Unknown White Unknown Unknown NC (Unknown) 1975 1.0 Elicited
Scotland 913 He might could have to go. might could have to Unknown Unknown Unknown Scotland (Hawick) Scotland (Hawick) 1.0
Brandstetter 1189 Well, it might not would bother you, I would guess. might not would Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown TN (Unknown) 1.4 Elicited
Carr 1245 We might could get the hall over Whittimore’s store, if we fail to get the other one. might could Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown AR (Unknown) Spoken 1.3
Elsman 849 I think it may would be a good idea. may would Male White Unknown Unknown SC (Unknown) 2007 employee to supervisor and subordinates Spoken 1.4 Naturalistic

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