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source Entry Examplesort descending Modal 1 Modal 2 Modal 3 Gender Race / Ethnicity Age Level of Education Home Community, Town, or State Location Collected Year Relation to Addressee Medium Sentence Structure Status
Hern.&S 2027 He may might must can sing. may might must can Black Unknown Doctoral student at Emory University at time of interview IL (Chicago) IL (Chicago) 1.0 Elicited
COCA 1066 He would be deputy to Marice's uncle until the sheriff died or retired, and then it might could be he would win his own election to sheriff. might could Unknown Unknown unknown Unknown Unknown Fictional Story 1998 narrator Written 1.1 Naturalistic
COCA 1085 I could see what might could be slightly objectionable to some people. might could Male Unknown unknown Unknown GA (Atlanta) Newspaper 1993 interviewee to interviewer 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
COCA 1030 I used to couldn't eat enough and now I just eat because I feel hungry. used to couldn't Female Unknown unknown Unknown Unknown Television 1997 interviewee to interviewer Spoken 1.8 Naturalistic
COCA 1018 If your preacher has more cars than Donald Trump, you might should shop around for a new church. might should Male White 40s Graduate school (Law degree) TX (Unknown) Television 1996 interviewee to interviewer Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
COCA 1055 Might could be. might could Unknown Unknown unknown Unknown Unknown Fictional Story 2004 friend to friend Written 1.0 Naturalistic
Dumas 1138 We may can do it better. may can Male White 52 Unknown AR (Unknown) AR (Unknown) 1987 Spoken 1.0
COCA 1082 You go on down to the next house down. Yella house sits back from the road. Real old man, he sits in the yard. He might could tell you. He's ninety-eight. might could Female Unknown unknown Unknown Unknown Fictional Story 1993 woman to man Written 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
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
COCA 1061 " It all boils down to will it be profitable, " he said. " It might could pay off, but I don't think so. " might could Male Unknown unknown Unknown GA (Unknown) Newspaper 2003 interviewee to interviewer Spoken 1.1 Naturalistic
COCA 1081 " Just out? " he half mimicked. " Out where? You think you might could tell me? " might could Male Unknown unknown Unknown Unknown Fictional Story 1993 man to woman Written 1.4 Naturalistic
COCA 1075 " Might could be out' er, " she said. might could Female Unknown unknown Unknown Unknown Fictional Story 1995 woman to man Written 1.0 Naturalistic
COCA 1083 " Well, " he replied cautiously, " What if they are? I suppose I might could perhaps have seen one of them before. " might could Male Unknown unknown Unknown Unknown Fictional Story 1993 man to man Written 1.4 Naturalistic
DARE 875 "might could" = pasttense of "may can" might could Unknown Unknown Unknown KY (central southern) c1960
COCA 1028 "Might ought to tune this thing," he'd say. might ought to Male Unknown unknown Unknown Unknown Fictional Novel 1990 man to man (with audience) Written 1.0 Naturalistic
COCA 1068 "We might could start being famous, Fike, " Eldon said. might could Male Unknown unknown Unknown Unknown Fictional Story 1998 man to man Written 1.0 Naturalistic
COCA 1029 "You used to couldn't talk to him about history," Napier says. used to couldn't Male White 54 Graduate school (Law degree) SC (Blenheim) Newspaper 2001 interviewee to interviewer Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
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
Harris 1237 'Scuse me for buttin’ in ... You want postcards of blues musicians, you may could get ’em at that ... There’s that tourist place the corner of Beale there. may could Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown TN (Memphis) [Elderly Caucasian Southern man, gratuitously, to a mother and her son (apparently northerners) outside the Peabody Hotel in Memphis. Spoken 1.2 Naturalistic
DiPaolo 1333 (girl's name), could you might find you a place somewhere? could might Female White unknown College Graduate TX (west) TX (Austin) 1979 teacher to student Spoken 2.0 Naturalistic
DiPaolo 1408 (woman's name) oughta could answer my questions although I didn't do so well. oughta could Male White unknown Unknown TX (Henderson) TX (Henderson,) man to woman Spoken 1.2 Naturalistic
DiPaolo 1311 (You/Y'all) might could sign better. might could Unknown Unknown unknown Unknown TX (Unknown) TX (Austin) 1980 teacher to class Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
Feagin 764 .. might could ... might could Female White 20s Unknown AL (Unknown) AL (Unknown) early 1970s Spoken Naturalistic
Feagin 740 .. to find a doctor that might can do something. might can Female White Unknown Unknown AL (Unknown) early 1970s acquaintance Spoken 1.6 Naturalistic
Elsman 865 ... 'cause he might would have a chance. might would Unknown White Unknown Unknown SC (Unknown) 2007 Spoken 1.3 Naturalistic
Elsman 853 ... anything that looks like we might need it, we might better put aside ... might better Female White Unknown Unknown SC (Unknown) 2007 Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
Elsman 821 ... but he might could show us today. might could Female White 30s College (Graduate) SC (Unknown) SC (Columbia) 2007 co-worker to co-worker Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
COCA 1069 ... But you don't ever know what might could happen. might could Unknown Unknown unknown Unknown Unknown Fictional Novel 1998 unknown Written 1.4 Naturalistic
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
Elsman 839 ... that might could be changed. might could Female White 30s College (Graduate) SC (Unknown) SC (Columbia) 2007 employee to supervisor Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
COCA 1005 ... the deep truth that God never gives you more than you can handle. So, I must can handle it and learn from this experience. must can Female White 40 Unknown LA (Shreveport) Radio 1998 interviewee to interviewer Spoken 1.1 Naturalistic
Skipper 169 ... what else you may can do. may can Unknown White 30s Unknown Unknown NY (Unknown) unknown Spoken 1.4 Naturalistic
Elsman 832 ... what the general public might would find acceptable. might would Female White 30s College (Graduate) SC (Unknown) SC (Columbia) 2007 co-worker to co-worker Spoken 1.4 Naturalistic
England 2050 ... þai sall noght mow stand. sall mow Unknown Unknown England c1345 Written
England 2044 ... þatt mannkinn shollde muʒhenn wel Upp cumenn inntill heoffne. shollde muʒhenn Unknown Unknown England c1200 Written
DiPaolo 1312 A few pointers that you might could use... might could Unknown Unknown unknown Unknown TX (Unknown) TX (Austin) 1980 teacher to class Spoken Naturalistic
England 1172 A good machine clipper would could do it in half a day. would could Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown England (Newcastle) 1.0
LAGS 241 A heap of words could might be said. could might Male White 69 8th grade GA (Gough) GA (Gough) 1970 male to fieldworker Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
LAGS 653 A man used to could raise a family fairly well. used to could Male White 48 High school equivalent and 2 years trade school LA (Ville Platte) LA (Ville Platte) 1974 subject to fieldworker Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
COCA 1021 A sailor went by on his way up the ladder of the forecastle, and said to me, "You might ought to go below." might ought to Male Unknown unknown Unknown Unknown Fictional Novel 2009 man to man Written 1.q Naturalistic
Jamaica 1209 A [=I] should can find some. should can Unknown Unknown Unknown Caribbean (Jamaica) Jamaica (Unknown) 1.0
Scotland 2028 A'll noa can gawn dhu-moarn (I won't be able to go to-morrow). will no can White Unknown Unknown Scotland Scotland 1.0
DiPaolo 1399 A: Do you know the roads out of here? B: No. A: We may better get a map. may better Female Unknown unknown Unknown Unknown On airplane to Austin TX woman to woman Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
COCA 1072 Actually we might could have, because over the years we've been such good customers for Discover that they've kept raising our limit as we've kept approaching it. might could Male Unknown unknown Unknown Unknown Fictional Story 1996 interior monologue Written 1.3 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 960 Aiblins a new Scottish braidcastin authority micht can redd oot aw the foreign cockapentie pronunciations sae we ca keep oor ain hamelt Scottish vowels afore they aw disappear like a snaw aff a dyke. might can Male Unknown Unknown Scotland (Unknown) Written 1.0
Scotland 1102 Aiblins when auld Dick gees o’er the post The youth himself may can to rule the rost. may can Unknown Unknown Unknown Scotland (Unknown) Scotland (Unknown) 1768 Written 1.2
Elsman 825 All third graders might not ... would have as much as fourth grade. might not would Female White 30s College (Graduate) SC (Unknown) SC (Columbia) 2007 employee to coworkers and supervisors Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
COCA 1040 Allie knew enough students and wanted to meet someone a little older and more mature. Someone totally different. That's what Allie was looking forward to: meeting guys who didn't say things... might could Unknown Unknown unknown Unknown Unknown Fictional Novel 2011 omniscient narrator Written 1.0
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
LAGS 284 An owl might can see in the dark. might can Female White 63 High school GA (Sardis) GA (Hartwell) 1977 subject to fieldworker Spoken 1.0 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
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
COCA 1053 And I felt like I might could help contribute to that. might could Male White 57 College (Graduate, B.S. degree) MS (Greenwood) Television 2005 interviewee to interviewer Spoken 1.4 Naturalistic
Feagin 786 And I thought I might better tell you. might better Female White 60s Unknown AL (Unknown) AL (Unknown) early 1970s Spoken 1.4 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
Feagin 767 And you might could tell her you hadn’t been gettin’ one. might could Female White 26 Unknown AL (Unknown) AL (Unknown) early 1970s Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
Feagin 768 And you might could tell her you hadn’t been gettin’ one. might could Male White 50 Unknown AL (Unknown) AL (Unknown) early 1970s Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
COCA 1076 And, I thought, well, and when me and my friend had talked about it, we thought we might- could get a job. might could Female White 28 College (Graduate, B.S. degree) AR (Lonoke) Television 1994 interviewee to interviewer Spoken 1.4 Naturalistic
Hasty 2132 Another thing we might could have on is the Neurontin. might could Doctoral degree Unknown Physician to patient Spoken 1.6 Naturalistic
Montgomery 219 Are there any other prayer concerns that you may would want to share? might would Female White 40s College (Graduate) Unknown SC (Unknown) Unknown Spoken 2.6 Naturalistic
COCA 1045 Are you Bubba Pritchert, president of the Saucer Nuts of America?" Bubba took his time answering. "I might could be, " he said at last, his eyes narrowed." might could Male Unknown unknown Unknown Unknown Fictional Story 2007 man to man Written 1.0 Naturalistic
Montgomery 232 Are you making a listing of this book? You know you might can just make a listing. might can Female White 60s Unknown Unknown SC (Unknown) unknown Spoken 1.4 Naturalistic
England 2059 As longe that I shall maye bere armes (OED). shall maye Unknown Unknown England c1489 Written
LAGS 601 As you might would think. might would Male White 84 4th grade LA (Livingston) LA (Livingston) 1977 subject to fieldworker Spoken unknown Naturalistic
Feagin 770 At one time I might coulda helped you. might could Male White 50 Unknown AL (Unknown) AL (Unknown) early 1970s Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
Montgomery 2021 At the time I lookd at it, I thought I may could draw a distinction there. may could Male White 27 Graduate school (Master's degree) MS (Unknown) SC (Columbia) 1991 Student to professor Spoken Naturalistic
Montgomery 193 At the time I looked at it, I thought I may could draw a distinction there. may could Male White 24 Graduate school (Some) MS (Unknown) SC (Unknown) Unknown Spoken 1.4 Naturalistic
England 984 Aw used to could a done it. used to could Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown England (Chester) 1.0
COCA 1043 Away from the house and the boys, they could talk about the larger issues in their life together, the needs of someone in their extended families, or the help they might could give the proud man who... might could Unknown Unknown unknown Unknown Unknown Fictional Novel 2008 omniscient narrator Written 1.6 Naturalistic
Scotland 965 Baith you and her will can spare some o’ the cost. will can Male Unknown Unknown Unknown Scotland (Ayrshire) 1822 Written 1.0
COCA 1084 Berisarius suggested, " you might could say that we don't rightly know what he's done to poor Queen Artemisia. Could be he did torture her a little. " might could Male Unknown unknown Unknown Unknown Fictional Novel 1993 man to man Written 1.4 Naturalistic
LAGS 691 Better than he used to could. used to could Female White 77 8th grade AR (Hearn) AR (Hearn) 1975 subject to fieldworker Spoken unknown 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
Scotland 971 But I doubt, Miss Girzie, ye’ll no can expec her to domicile with the like of you. will no can Male White Unknown Unknown Scotland (Ayrshire) 1826 Written 1.4
LAGS 625 But I used to could. used to could Male White 36 12th grade LA (Monroe) LA (Monroe) 1975 subject to fieldworker Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
Feagin 803 But I useta could jus’ jump, jump jes’ as fast as they could throw it. used to could Female White 78 Unknown AL (Unknown) AL (Unknown) early 1970s Spoken 1.3 Naturalistic
Butters 1203 But if I be coming out of the field and riding Old Judge, I may would kinda switch off. may would Unknown Black Unknown Unknown Spoken 1.2
Feagin 758 But you could lost it [=beauty], too, cause you might could have an accident and really get, y’know, you could really be ugly, y’know. might could Female White 16 9th grade AL (Unknown) AL (Unknown) 1969 Unknown Spoken 1.2 Naturalistic
Feagin 750 But you might could catch ’em home one night. might could Female White 61 8th grade AL (Unknown) AL (Unknown) Unknown Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
DiPaolo 1310 But you might could check back in a month or two might could Female Black 20s Unknown Unknown TX (Austin) 1980 worker to client Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
LAGS 616 But you used to couldn't. used to couldn't Female Black 72 6th-7th grade LA (Sterlington) LA (Sterlington) 1975 subject to fieldworker Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
DiPaolo 1304 By the end of the summer, she might could have it might could Female Unknown unknown Unknown TX (Austin) TX (Austin) 1981 woman to man (neighbors) Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
DiPaolo 1405 C & F can might be classified together. can might Unknown Unknown 20s College Unknown TX (Austin) 1978 student to teacher Written 1.0 Naturalistic
DiPaolo 1324 Call back some other day and I might could tell you some more about it. might could Female White unknown Unknown TX (Lamesa) TX (Austin, on phone) 1979 woman to woman Spoken 1.1 Naturalistic
Reed 1035 Call me or text me & we can find a time to go over this application if you need. I may can help you go quicker. Just let me know. may can Male White 60 College (Graduate) Unknown MS (Jackson) 2012 man to client Written 1.0 Naturalistic
Feagin 781 Call the druggist and he might would send you somethin’ for it. might would Female White 61 8th grade AL (Unknown) AL (Unknown) 1972 Unknown Spoken 1.1 Naturalistic
Mishoe 7 Can you fix this? I might can. might can Male White 40s Unknown Unknown SC/ NC (Unknown) c1990 father to son Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
Labov 1242 Can you get your civil rights without getting your head busted? You might will in the long run. might will Unknown Black 27 Unknown AL (Unknown) NY (New York City) Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
Mishoe 121 Chuck needs to be fed and he may will need some water. may will Male Unknown 80s Unknown Unknown SC/ NC (Unknown) c1990 grandfather to grandson Spoken 1.1 Naturalistic
Reed 1471 Coach, do you think we might could scrimmage today? might could Male Black 12 Middle School (Student) SC (Columbia) SC (Columbia) 2012 player to coach Spoken 2.4 Naturalistic
COCA 1010 Come on now woman, you might can tell it, but you can't change it. might can Male Unknown unknown Unknown Unknown Fictional Story 1994 brother to sister Written 1.1 Naturalistic
DiPaolo 1352 Consultant: I just don't know [the answer to your question about the program Scribe.] Student: (?) Consultant: And you might oughta come by tomorrow and... might ought to Unknown Unknown unknown Unknown Unknown TX (Austin) 1982 consultant to student Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
COCA 1050 Could be, this here City Man, once he finishes gettin " his folks" out, might could go on back, fetch Lottie and her kids...? might could Unknown Unknown unknown Unknown Unknown Fictional Story 2006 narrator Written 1.4 Naturalistic
Mishoe 32 Could I might possibly bother you for a minute? could might Female White 40s Graduate school (Some) Unknown SC/ NC (Unknown) c1990 student to student Spoken 2.0 Naturalistic
Mishoe 71 Could I might see an example of that on the board? could might Female White 30s Graduate school (Some) Unknown SC/ NC (Unknown) c1990 student to professor (female) Spoken 2.0 Naturalistic
Boertien 2103 could SUBJECT may could might Female White 21 College Student TX (Beaumont) TX (Unknown) c1980 2.0 Elicited
Mishoe 48 Could we might plan a study session? could might Female White 20s Graduate school (Some) Unknown SC/ NC (Unknown) c1990 female to group Spoken 2.0 Naturalistic

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