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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 1759 mought could mought could Male Black 77 3 years NC (Nashville) NC (Nashville) 1937 fieldworker to informant Spoken
Reed 2036 We may can use the smaller oven. may can Female White 65 College (Graduate) TN (Crossville) TN (Crossville) 2013 woman to family Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
DiPaolo 1361 Those seeds, you might oughta put them in the garbage. might ought to Unknown Unknown unknown Unknown Unknown TX (Austin) 1979 friend to friend 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
Scotland 1164 He might could have done it. might could Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Scotland (Unknown) 1.0
LAGS 551 I might will. might will Male White 42 8th grade MS (Pleasant Hill) MS (Pleasant Hill) 1973 subject to fieldworker Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
LAGS 423 I might could do that. might could Male White 52 Graduate school (Law degree) AR (Fayetteville) AR (Fayetteville) 1977 subject to fieldworker Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
Montgomery 189 You might ought to go ahead [and use the printers] might ought to Male White 55 Graduate school (Doctoral degree) TN (Unknown) SC (Unknown) Unknown Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
LAMSAS 1605 mought could mought could Female Black 75 Illiterate VA (Holdcroft) VA (Holdcroft) 1936 fieldworker to informant Spoken
LAMSAS 1855 might could might could Male White 68 Until 15, then studied optics 3 months in CT SC (Bamberg) SC (Bamberg) 1947 fieldworker to informant Spoken
Mishoe 69 They may might overlook a slip here and a slip there, but they aren't going to overlook anything major. may might Female White 30s Graduate school (Some) Unknown SC/ NC (Unknown) c1990 student to group Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
LAMSAS 1954 might could might could Male White 72 8th grade GA (Uvalda) GA (Uvalda) 1947 fieldworker to informant Spoken
Jamaica 1222 mos(a) fi “must ought to” must fe (=for, ought to) Unknown Black Unknown Unknown Jamaica (Unknown)
LAMSAS 1540 mought could mought could Male White 63 Four months only at age 14 or 15 WV (Panther) WV (Panther) 1940 fieldworker to informant Spoken
LAGS 727 You would might have ask me. would might Female Black 51 College (1 year) TN (Nashville) TN (Nashville) 1975 subject to fieldworker Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
Scotland 944 He shouldnae could no have come. shouldnae could Unknown Unknown Unknown Scotland (Hawick) Scotland (Hawick) 1.0
LAGS 647 I can't tell the difference now, but I used to could. used to could Female White 86 Some high school AR (Greenbrier) AR (Greenbrier) 1974 subject to fieldworker Spoken 1.1 Naturalistic
LAGS 285 Might can. might can Female White 55 College GA (Newnan) GA (Newnan) 1976 subject to fieldworker Spoken unknown Naturalistic
LAMSAS 1697 might could might could Male White 80 3 or 4 months NC (Oak City) NC (Oak City) 1937 fieldworker to informant Spoken
Reed 1460 I may should do that next week. may should Female White 29 Graduate school (Master's degree) TN (Sneedville) TN (Johnson City) 2010 interviewee to interviewer Spoken 1.0 Elicited
Boertien 1299 It scared him that he may could’ve been killed yesterday. may could Female White 20 Unknown TX (southeast) TX (Unknown) 1.4 Elicited
Coleman 1114 I might ought to get myself going soon. might ought to Unknown White Unknown Unknown NC (Unknown) 1975 1.0 Elicited
LAGS 359 Might could. might could Male White 27 Unknown Unknown MS (Picayune) subject to fieldworker Spoken unknown Naturalistic
LAMSAS 1791 might could might could Male White 79 Until age 18 NC (Concord) NC (Concord) 1934 fieldworker to informant Spoken
Mishoe 5 I thought I'd ask you and we might could ask Jennifer. might could Female White 40s Unknown Unknown SC/ NC (Unknown) c1990 co-worker to co-worker Spoken 1.4 Naturalistic
LAMSAS 1890 might could might could Male White 64 4th grade SC (Camp Styx) SC (Camp Styx) 1947 fieldworker to informant Spoken
England 2059 As longe that I shall maye bere armes (OED). shall maye Unknown Unknown England c1489 Written
DiPaolo 1391 It may can be moved. may can Unknown Unknown unknown Graduate Unknown TX (Austin) 1976 unknown Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
LAGS 663 Used to could. used to could Female White 70 College (Graduate, B.S. degree) AL (Stockton) AL (Stockton) 1977 subject to fieldworker Spoken unknown Naturalistic
DARE 880 You might oughtta get you some help with that. might ought to Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown GA (Unknown) 1993 1.0 Naturalistic
LAGS 583 I might would. might would Female Black 63 High school TX (San Antonio) TX (San Antonio) 1975 subject to fieldworker Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
LAGS 455 Might could have helped me. might could Male White 87 6th grade LA (Spring Ridge) LA (Spring Ridge) 1975 subject to fieldworker Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
Montgomery 221 The only thing I might would have like that is an egg-shell mattress. might would Male White 40s Unknown Unknown SC (Unknown) unknown Spoken 1.6 Naturalistic
LAMSAS 1633 might could might could Male White 54 Until age 18 VA (Tabscott) VA (Tabscott) 1936 fieldworker to informant Spoken
LAMSAS 1888 might could might could Male White 79 Until age 9 SC (Edgefield) SC (Edgefield) 1946 fieldworker to informant Spoken
Mishoe 101 Could we might stop and get me just a cheeseburger and nothing else? could might Male White 16 High school student SC (Myrtle Beach) SC/ NC (Unknown) c1990 son to mother Spoken 2.0 Naturalistic
LAMSAS 1986 might could might could Male White 72 High school graduate GA (Clayton) GA (Clayton) 1947 fieldworker to informant Spoken
COCA 1095 I might could have stood anything but that. might could Female Unknown unknown Unknown Unknown Fictional Story 1991 interior monologue Written 1.0 Naturalistic
Scotland 961 He aft threaps the success o Catalan an the politcal methodology o hoo this wis pitten ower, haudin it as an exemplar o hou things cuid micht chyngit for Scots. could might Male Unknown Unknown Scotland (Unknown) 2007 Written 1.8
Feagin 759 I toyed with, at least I toyed with the idea. I might could [have] been influenced, if somebody’ud taken an interest in me, of even goin’ into the ministry. might could Male White 47 18 years AL (Unknown) AL (Unknown) 1968 Unknown Spoken 1.2 Naturalistic
LAMSAS 1727 mought could mought could Male White 68 no information NC (Canetuck) NC (Canetuck) 1934 fieldworker to informant Spoken
LAGS 317 Might could. might could Female White 71 10th grade GA (Walton Co.) GA (Monroe) 1974 subject to fieldworker Spoken unknown 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
DiPaolo 1329 You might could have caught it. might could Unknown Unknown unknown Unknown TX (Unknown) TX (Austin) 1980 teacher to class Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
Elsman 816 And that might would give the schools the opportunity to start new programs for the kids ... might would Female White 30s College (Graduate) SC (Unknown) SC (Columbia) 2007 co-worker to co-worker Spoken 1.1 Naturalistic
COCA 1054 one of my own sisters-in-law had suggested I might could find something suitable at the Makely store. might could Female Unknown unknown Unknown NC (Unknown) Fictional Novel 2005 omniscient narrator Written 1.4 Naturalistic
LAGS 519 You might could say. might could Male White 71 8th grade FL (Point Washington) FL (Point Washington) 1977 subject to fieldworker Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
LAGS 391 He might could carry you to the doctor. might could Male Black 85 Unknown Unknown GA (Jonesboro) subject to fieldworker Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
LAMSAS 1576 might could might could Female White 89 no information VA (Hickory Grove) VA (Hickory Grove) 1935 fieldworker to informant Spoken
LAMSAS 1823 might could might could Female White 81 Very little SC(Burgess P.O.) SC (Burgess P.O.) 1937 fieldworker to informant Spoken
Mishoe 37 I thought I might could have a chance to get a ticket. might could Female White 20s College (Some) Unknown SC/ NC (Unknown) c1990 friend to friend Spoken 1.4 Naturalistic
LAMSAS 1922 may can may can Male Black 53 Illiterate GA (Crescent) GA (Crescent) 1934 fieldworker to informant Spoken
Butters 1204 Bob Cushaw [of Andrews NC] says he would like his wife to quit her babysitting job. “If you come back here in one year, I may can say I now own this or I now own that, but I’ll talk to you just as I... may can Male Black Unknown Unknown NC (Unknown) Spoken 1.2 Naturalistic
Boertien 2092 There might've ought've been somebody up there. might have ought to Male White 20 College Student TX (San Antonio) TX (Unknown) c1980 d 1.0 Elicited
LAMSAS 1508 maybe could maybe could Male White 67 Until age 19 PA (White Hall) PA (White Hall) 1939 fieldworker to informant Spoken
LAGS 695 Used to might. used to might Male White 77 11th grade AL (New Brockton) AL (New Brockton) 1976 subject to fieldworker Spoken unknown Naturalistic
Scotland 912 I would like to could swim. would could Unknown Unknown Unknown Scotland (Hawick) Scotland (Hawick) 1.0
LAGS 615 Used to couldn't buy it. used to couldn't Male White 89 High school GA (Springfield) GA (Springfield) 1969 subject to fieldworker Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
LAGS 487 I might could. might could Male White 55 High school (Graduate) AL (Montevallo) AL (Montevallo) 1970 subject to fieldworker Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
LAGS 253 I may not ought to say it. may not ought to Male Black 82 7th grade MS (Holly Springs) MS (Holly Springs) 1974 male to fieldworker Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
LAMSAS 1665 might could might could Female White 77 1 year VA (Dutch Creek) VA (Dutch Creek) 1935 fieldworker to informant Spoken
Mishoe 129 She said she might wouldn't mind going with us if we had time to wait. might wouldn't Female White 60s Unknown Unknown SC/ NC (Unknown) c1990 woman to group Spoken 1.4 Naturalistic
Reed 1472 I might ought to work out tomorrow night. It'll help work some of this soreness out. might ought to Female White 30 Graduate school (Doctoral degree) TN (Seymour) SC (Columbia) 2011 wife to husband Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
Visser 1266 That ye counseille me how I shall may avenge me. shall may Male Unknown Unknown Unknown England (Unknown) c1489 Written
England 994 I can’t work as I used to could. used to could Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown England (Nottinghamshire) 1.3
Feagin 791 And Glen said, "Mama, you might otta get you one." might ought to Female White 61 8th grade AL (Unknown) AL (Unknown) 1972 Unknown Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
LAMSAS 1760 mought could mought could Male White 76 3 months total NC (Nashville) NC (Nashville) 1937 fieldworker to informant Spoken
Reed 2037 We may can go to the lake. may can Female White 65 College (Graduate) TN (Crossville) TN (Crossville) 2013 woman to family Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
DiPaolo 1362 That's why you might oughta give me a ring--if something comes up and I don't think about it. might ought to Female White unknown Unknown Unknown TX (Austin, on phone) 1979 woman to woman Spoken 1.4 Naturalistic
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
Scotland 1165 He might can have done it. might can Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Scotland (Unknown) 1.0
LAGS 552 I might will. might will Male Black 67 ca. 6th grade LA (Hawthorne) LA (Hawthorne) 1976 subject to fieldworker Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
LAGS 424 I might could do that. might could Female White 36 High school LA (Shreveport) LA (Shreveport) 1975 subject to fieldworker Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
Montgomery 190 You might can borrow Doctor Greiner's, if he's in. might can Female Black 40s Unknown Unknown SC (Unknown) unknown Spoken 1.3 Naturalistic
LAMSAS 1606 might could might could Female White 80 Illiterate VA (Gillams) VA (Gillams) 1936 fieldworker to informant Spoken
LAMSAS 1856 might could might could Male Black 68 no information SC (Millettville) SC (Millettville) 1946 fieldworker to informant Spoken
Mishoe 70 I wonder if we might could get a copy of last year's test? might could Female White 20s Graduate school (Some) Unknown SC/ NC (Unknown) c1990 student to group in no.69 Spoken 1.4 Naturalistic
LAMSAS 1955 might could might could Male White 77 8th grade GA (Cobbville) GA (Cobbville) 1947 fieldworker to informant Spoken
COCA 1080 Yeah, but I- I sort of kind of like living that high, because if you live low down, somebody might could shoot in your house or something, but when you're up high, it probably can't happen... might could Female Unknown unknown Unknown Unknown Television 1993 interviewee to interviewer Spoken 1.2 Naturalistic
Boertien 2125 might can't might can't Male White 20 College Student TX (San Antonio) TX (Unknown) c1980 Elicited
LAMSAS 1541 maybe could maybe could Male White 65 Until age 14 WV (Salt Rock) WV (Salt Rock) 1940 fieldworker to informant Spoken
LAGS 728 You would used to just say. would used to Female White 52 High school GA (Sumter County) GA (Plains) 1974 subject to fieldworker Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
Scotland 945 He willnae can come. willnae can Unknown Unknown Unknown Scotland (Hawick) Scotland (Hawick) 1.0
LAGS 648 I used to could blow anything on a French harp. used to could Male White 76 10th grade LA (Mount Union) LA (Mount Union) 1975 subject to fieldworker Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
LAGS 286 Might can. might can Female White 62 5th grade GA (6 miles from Milledgeville) GA (Milledgeville) 1970 subject to fieldworker Spoken unknown Naturalistic
LAMSAS 1698 might could might could Female White 70 Illiterate NC (Holly Springs) NC (Holly Springs) 1936 fieldworker to informant Spoken
Reed 1461 She may should have that done by five. may should Female White 29 Graduate school (Master's degree) TN (Sneedville) TN (Johnson City) 2010 interviewee to interviewer Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
Boertien 1300 Might you oughtn’t to have done that? might oughtn't to Male White 20 College Student TX (San Antonio) TX (Unknown) c1980 2.0 Elicited
Coleman 1115 You might could get some information from the principal. might could Unknown White Unknown Unknown NC (Unknown) 1975 1.0 Elicited
LAGS 360 Might could. might could Male White 59 Unknown Unknown LA (East Fork) subject to fieldworker Spoken unknown Naturalistic
LAMSAS 1792 might could might could Female White 41 Until age 19 NC (Concord) NC (Concord) 1937 fieldworker to informant Spoken
Mishoe 6 Did I put enough money in the meter? You might should go check. might should Male White 30s Unknown Unknown SC/ NC (Unknown) c1990 man to man at lunch Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
LAMSAS 1891 might could might could Male White 86 Until age 14-16 SC (Chapin) SC (Chapin) 1947 fieldworker to informant Spoken
DiPaolo 1392 I may not can read it as well as it is written. may not can Female White unknown Unknown Unknown TX (Henderson,) woman to group Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
LAGS 664 Used to could. used to could Female White 46 High school MS (Kosciusko) MS (Kosciusko) 1980 subject to fieldworker Spoken unknown Naturalistic
DARE 881 People probably might not could tell. might not could Unknown Unknown Unknown MS (native, WI resident) WI (Unknown) 2003 Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
LAGS 584 Might would rot them. might would Male Black 82 ca. 7th grade MS (Holly Springs) MS (Holly Springs) 1974 subject to fieldworker Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
LAGS 456 You might could have helped me. might could Male White 32 College (1 year) TX (Marshall) TX (Marshall) 1974 subject to fieldworker Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
Montgomery 222 Do you think we could get by with that? Then we might could do that. might could Female White 65 Unknown Unknown SC (Unknown) unknown Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
LAMSAS 1634 might could might could Male White 75 Illiterate VA (Wingina P.O.) VA (Wingina P.O.) 1935 fieldworker to informant Spoken

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