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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 1965 might could might could Male White 66 Illiterate GA (Carrs Station) GA (Carrs Station) 1947 fieldworker to informant Spoken
LAMSAS 1712 might could might could Female White 75 College (Some) NC (Vanceboro) NC (Vanceboro) 1934 fieldworker to informant Spoken
Montgomery 210 There are some ideas we have in mind and you might could think about some of them. might could Female White unknown Unknown Unknown SC (Unknown) unknown Spoken 1.6 Naturalistic
Skipper 154 Who else is there who might would know? might would Male White 20 College (Some) Unknown SC (Unknown) Unknown Spoken 2.6 Naturalistic
LAGS 464 Might could help. might could Female White 20 College (Junior at time of interview) TX (Edinburg) TX (Edinburg) 1976 subject to fieldworker Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
Labov 1238 If you can find that canceled check, I may can go out there and get it. may can Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown FL (Unknown) Spoken 1.2 Naturalistic
LAGS 720 People that used to would have high-hatted you. used to would Male White 61 5 years of school; literate TX (Belk) TX (Belk) 1974 subject to fieldworker Spoken Naturalistic
COCA 1015 I think of telling him that, but don't because he might not can take it might not can Unknown Unknown unknown Unknown Unknown Fictional Story 1990 unknown Written 1.3 Naturalistic
Reed 1469 We may can get some more free throws in. may can Male White 25 College (Graduate) SC (Gaffney) SC (Columbia) 2011 friend to friend Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
LAMSAS 1806 might could might could Male White 39 At Charity School NC (Hickory) NC (Hickory) 1937 fieldworker to informant Spoken
LAGS 558 Might have would help. might would Male Black 72 None (Literate) GA (rural Dooly County) GA (Vienna) 1977 subject to fieldworker Spoken unknown Naturalistic
LAGS 306 I might can not turn it around. might can not Male White 58 4th grade (Illiterate) MS (Kosciusko) MS (Kosciusko) 1974 subject to fieldworker Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
DiPaolo 1328 I might just couldn't see it. might couldn't Unknown Unknown unknown Unknown Unknown TX (Austin) unknown Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
Coleman 1124 I might ought to have been working this morning instead of reading. might ought to Unknown White Unknown Unknown NC (Unknown) 1975 1.0 Elicited
Feagin 814 She useta wouldn’t take more’n a spoonful of anything. used to wouldn't Female White 70 Unknown AL (Unknown) AL (Gadsden) early 1970s Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
LAMSAS 1901 mought could mought could Male Black 73 Common schools SC (Newberry) SC (Newberry) 1946 fieldworker to informant Spoken
Reed 2071 I may've should taken a left back there. may have should Male White 65 High school (Graduate) LA (Vivian) Television 2013 uncle to nephew Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
LAMSAS 1648 mought could mought could Female White 66 None but literate VA (Chatham P.O.) VA (Chatham P.O.) 1935 fieldworker to informant Spoken
Mishoe 90 We waited as long as we could, cause we thought he may did want to go with us. may did Female White 40s Unknown Unknown SC/ NC (Unknown) c1990 daughter to mother Spoken 1.3 Naturalistic
LAGS 400 I might could do it. might could Male White 67 10th grade GA (Pembroke) GA (Pembroke) 1968 subject to fieldworker Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
LAGS 654 Used to could rattle those things off. used to could Female White 31 High school and beautician training FL (Port Orange) FL (Port Orange) 1974 subject to fieldworker Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
COCA 1064 " I expect to see a picture of us with him might could be in newspapers in Memphis and New Orleans, " C. Moorman said. might could Male Unknown unknown Unknown Unknown Fictional Story 1998 man to man Spoken 1.4 Naturalistic
LAMSAS 1507 ought to could ought to could Male White 73 4 months per year until age 18 PA (Turbotville) PA (Turbotville) 1939 fieldworker to informant Spoken
Johnson 893 I used to could speak that jargon better than I could English and we had a i-dea that was to be the standard language here in Oregon. used to could Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown OR (Unknown) 1909 1.1
LAMSAS 1742 mought could mought could Male White 76 Very little NC (Crusoes Island) NC (Crusoes Island) 1937 fieldworker to informant Spoken
DiPaolo 1426 The pie might have oughta been done by five. might have ought to Male White 12 Elementary School TX (Henderson) TX (Henderson,) 1980 interviewee to interviewer Spoken 1.0 Elicited
LAGS 494 I might could. might could Male White 68 8th grade AR (Polk County) AR (Hatton) 1975 subject to fieldworker Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
LAGS 243 I may not can get it up. may not can Male Black 77 High school MS (Pontotoc) MS (Pontotoc) 1974 male to fieldworker Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
Scotland 974 An dan, wi baid een staandin wide, Sae noucht could can ta pass me. could can to Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Scotland (Shetland) Written 1.0
R&W 1265 I might could dry them dishes for ye. might could Unknown Unknown Unknown MO (Unknown) MO (Unknown) Written 1.0
Feagin 752 Y’all might could talk to her about it. might could Female White 61 8th grade AL (Unknown) AL (Unknown) Unknown 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
Feagin 753 Thelma Chapin might could, now. might could Female White 70s Unknown AL (Unknown) AL (Unknown) early 1970s Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
Montgomery 2015 Ken Passman may could. may could White College graduate Unknown SC (Columbia) 1994 Stranger to stranger Spoken Naturalistic
LAMSAS 1592 might could might could Female White 74 None VA (Corotoman) VA (Corotoman) 1935 fieldworker to informant Spoken
Mishoe 27 I may can do it on my way in tomorrow. may can Female White 30s Unknown Unknown SC/ NC (Unknown) c1990 sister to brother/ direct response to no. 26 Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
LAMSAS 1839 mought could mought could Male White 58 3rd grade SC (Hell Hole) SC (Hell Hole) 1947 fieldworker to informant Spoken
LAGS 337 Might could. might could Female White 65 Unknown Unknown TN (Forbus) subject to fieldworker Spoken unknown Naturalistic
LAGS 591 Might would say. might would Male Black 74 7 years of school MS (Lorman) MS (Lorman) 1973 subject to fieldworker 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 830 The expression that the TA uses might could mislead a child. might could Female White 30s College (Graduate) SC (Unknown) SC (Columbia) 2007 employee to coworkers and supervisors Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
Scotland 1146 She might can get away early. might can Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Scotland (Unknown) 1.0
LAMSAS 1934 might can might can Female White 70 8th grade GA (Glennville) GA (Glennville) 1972 fieldworker to informant Spoken
Boertien 2101 shouldn't SUBJECT ought shouldn't ought Female White 21 College Student TX (Beaumont) TX (Unknown) c1980 2.0 Elicited
LAMSAS 1681 might could might could Male White 77 A little VA (Meadowview) VA (Meadowview) 1935 fieldworker to informant Spoken
Skipper 179 It may would have driven me out. may would Female White 19 Unknown Unknown SC (Unknown) unknown Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
Mishoe 139 We might could've overlooked something. might could Male White 40s Unknown Unknown SC/ NC (Unknown) c1990 mechanic to customer 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
Jamaica 1222 mos(a) fi “must ought to” must fe (=for, ought to) Unknown Black Unknown Unknown Jamaica (Unknown)
LAGS 689 Used to could get him for a dollar. used to could Female Black 77 None (Illiterate) LA (Boothville) LA (Boothville) 1974 subject to fieldworker Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
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
LAMSAS 1775 might could might could Male White 49 Until age 20 NC (Yanceyville) NC (Yanceyville) 1937 fieldworker to informant Spoken
Reed 1440 Harry said he might could fix the car. might could Female White 85 College (Graduate) TN (Sneedville) TN (Sneedville) 2010 interviewee to interviewer Spoken 1.4 Elicited
LAGS 527 You might could tell. might could Female White 23 6th grade TN (Rankin) TN (Rankin) 1972 subject to fieldworker Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
LAGS 275 Now I might can tell you something. might can Female White 38 High school (2 years) TN (Laurel Bloomery) TN (Laurel Bloomery) 1975 subject to fieldworker Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
COCA 1032 We have had some success in broadening our economic perspective to- with NAFTA and the GATT agreement and selling more of our products that we used to couldn't sell. used to couldn't Male White 47 Graduate school (Law degree) AR (Hope) Radio 1993 elected official to constituency Spoken 1.6 Naturalistic
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
Feagin 785 I thought you might would like that letter. might would Female White 60s Unknown AL (Unknown) AL (Unknown) early 1970s Spoken 1.4 Naturalistic
DiPaolo 988 They mighta coulda moved it. or It mighta coulda been moved. might have could Male White Unknown Unknown Unknown TX (Austin) 1980 Man to woman Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
DiPaolo 1422 You mightn't oughtn't drink orange juice when you take aspirin. mightn't oughtn't Male White 50 Some college TX (Lamesa) TX (Lamesa) interviewee to interviewer Spoken 1.3 Naturalistic
Mishoe 59 This might could be the best move we ever made. might could Male White 40s Unknown Unknown SC/ NC (Unknown) c1990 husband to wife Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
LAMSAS 1872 might could might could Female White 78 Limited, local SC (Lykesland) SC (Lykesland) 1934 fieldworker to informant Spoken
LAGS 369 Might could. might could Female Black 71 Unknown Unknown LA (Pineville) subject to fieldworker Spoken unknown Naturalistic
LAGS 623 Used to couldn't slaughter them. used to couldn't Male White 76 8th grade TN (Wear Valley) TN (Wear Valley) 1973 subject to fieldworker Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
DiPaolo 1391 It may can be moved. may can Unknown Unknown unknown Graduate Unknown TX (Austin) 1976 unknown Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
Elsman 862 You might can use it ... might can Unknown White Unknown Unknown SC (Unknown) 2007 Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
England 1178 [A: I’m sorry Geoffrey won’t be able to come tonight because he’s going to the pictures.] B: Alright, he’ll can get a try on Tuesday. will can Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown England (Newcastle) Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
Hasty 2134 You know what might could help that is losing some weight. might could Doctoral degree Unknown Physician to patient Spoken 1.4 Naturalistic
LAMSAS 1966 might could might could Male White 80 9th grade GA (Delhi) GA (Delhi) 1976 fieldworker to informant Spoken
LAMSAS 1713 mought could mought could Male White 74 None, illiterate NC (Shelmerdine) NC (Shelmerdine) 1936 fieldworker to informant Spoken
Montgomery 211 Y'all might rather come up on Saturday. might rather Female White 70 College (Graduate) Unknown SC (Unknown) Unknown Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
Skipper 155 He might can help you with that. might can Female White 44 Unknown Unknown SC (Unknown) unknown Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
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 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
LAGS 721 Used to would. used to would Male White 42 High school TN (Nashville) TN (Nashville) 1978 subject to fieldworker Spoken unknown Naturalistic
COCA 1016 And anything that you see that might would help the police, call and let it be known. might would Male White 20s Unknown SC (Union) Television 1994 man during press conference Spoken 1.3 Naturalistic
Reed 1470 We may should go easy on the defensive drill. We gotta rest their legs. may should Male White 29 Graduate school (Doctoral degree) TN (Sneedville) SC (Columbia) 2012 friend to friend Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
LAMSAS 1807 might could might could Female White 66 Irregular; until age 16 NC (Green Valley) NC (Green Valley) 1937 fieldworker to informant Spoken
LAGS 559 You might would. might would Female Black 44 High school equivalent AL (Dothan) AL (Dothan) 1976 subject to fieldworker Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
LAGS 307 You might can fix it. might can Male Black 46 High school LA (Zachary) LA (Zachary) 1974 subject to fieldworker Spoken 1.0 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
Coleman 1125 I might could have been studying instead of fooling around had I known you were coming. might could Unknown White Unknown Unknown NC (Unknown) 1975 1.3 Elicited
COCA 1000 I consider where each person has come from, what their talent levels are, where they may could have come from ... may could Female Black 60 College (Graduate, B.S. degree) PA (Edenborn) Radio 2008 interviewee to interviewer Spoken 1.4 Naturalistic
LAMSAS 1902 might could might could Male Black 73 Common schools SC (Newberry) SC (Newberry) 1946 fieldworker to informant Spoken
Reed 2072 You might should've researched some. might should Female White 63 Unknown LA (Vivian) Television 2013 mother to son Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
LAMSAS 1649 might could might could Female White 62 Until age 13 or 14 VA (Concord Church) VA (Concord Church) 1935 fieldworker to informant Spoken
Mishoe 91 He might could do it, maybe, but I'm not sure. might could Female White 30s Unknown Unknown SC/ NC (Unknown) c1990 daughter to mother Spoken 1.1 Naturalistic
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
LAGS 655 Now I used to could run. used to could Male White 65 7th grade AR (Cave City) AR (Cave City) 1977 subject to fieldworker Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
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
LAGS 657 I used to could spell. used to could Female White 82 High school and commercial college TX (Austin) TX (Austin) 1977 subject to fieldworker Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
LAMSAS 1508 maybe could maybe could Male White 67 Until age 19 PA (White Hall) PA (White Hall) 1939 fieldworker to informant Spoken
Carmer 894 [I] wisht I might could go, too. might could Unknown Unknown Unknown AL (Unknown) 1934 Written 1.4 Naturalistic
LAMSAS 1743 mought could mought could Male White 67 Very little NC (Macedonia Church) NC (Macedonia Church) 1937 fieldworker to informant Spoken
DiPaolo 1427 He mighta should've gotten home by now. might have should Female White 63 High School TX (Lamesa) TX (Lamesa) interviewee to interviewer Spoken 1.0 Elicited
LAGS 495 I might could. might could Male Black 75 None LA (Lake Providence) LA (Lake Providence) 1975 subject to fieldworker Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
LAGS 244 I may can {do it} may can Female White 72 5th grade GA (Folkston) GA (Folkston) 1969 female to fieldworker Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
Visser 1267 On al the maners that ye shall conne demaunde. shall can Male Unknown Unknown Unknown England (Unknown) 1485 Written
Feagin 754 You think you might could drop off and take a rest for about an hour? might could Female White 50s Unknown AL (Unknown) AL (Unknown) Spoken 2.4 Naturalistic
LAMSAS 1593 mought could mought could Female White 88 Until age 15 VA (Callao) VA (Callao) 1934 fieldworker to informant Spoken

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