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source Entry Example Modal 1 Modal 2 Modal 3 Gendersort descending Race / Ethnicity Age Level of Education Home Community, Town, or State Location Collected Year Relation to Addressee Medium Sentence Structure Status
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
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
England 2047 forr þatt Crist ne wollde nohht þatt Nicodm ne wisste þatt he ne shollde muʒhenn nohht ben borrʒhenn, þohh he mihhte Lefenn & trowwenn rihht o Crist þurrh Cristes miccle tacness, But iff he wære... shollde muʒhenn Unknown Unknown England c1200 Written 1.4
England 2049 Hu sal ani man ðe muʒen deren? sal muʒen Unknown Unknown England c1259 Written 2.0
England 2050 ... þai sall noght mow stand. sall mow Unknown Unknown England c1345 Written
England 2061 þou ... shalt mowen retourne hool & sounde. shalt mowen Unknown Unknown England 1374 Written
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
England 2051 Thou schalt mowe senden hire a lettre. schalt mowe Unknown Unknown England 1390 Written 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
England 2052 Thou schalt mowe senden hire a lettre. schalt mowe Unknown Unknown England c1390 Written 1.0
Scotland 2029 Ivray wain in thu toon ull can say thawt (Every child in the village will be able to say that). will can White Unknown Unknown Scotland Scotland 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
Boertien 2148 shouldn't ought shouldn't ought White 19 College Student TX (Dickenson) TX (Unknown) c1980 Elicited
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
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
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
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
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
England 2059 As longe that I shall maye bere armes (OED). shall maye Unknown Unknown England c1489 Written
England 2060 No ship of greate burdon shall mowe comme ... in the seid Haven. shall mowe Unknown Unknown England 1495 Written 1.0
Hasty 2132 Another thing we might could have on is the Neurontin. might could Doctoral degree Unknown Physician to patient Spoken 1.6 Naturalistic
Hasty 2133 So you're kind of thinking about that, that might be something that might would help you? might would Doctoral degree Unknown Unknown Physician to patient 2.4 Naturalistic
Verilogue Corpus 2264 might can Unknown Unknown NC Patient Spoken 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
Montgomery 2015 Ken Passman may could. may could White College graduate Unknown SC (Columbia) 1994 Stranger to stranger Spoken Naturalistic
England 2041 Na mare saltow ham con rede þen sternes of heyuen. sal con Unknown Unknown England 14th century Written 1.0
Hasty 2135 My bones might not can take that. might not can Unknown Unknown Patient to physician Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
England 2042 I shall not konne answere. shall koone Unknown Unknown England 1386 Written 1.0
Hasty 2136 You might could try and see if you want to try a little bit of that and see how it does for you. might could Unknown Unknown Physician to patient Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
England 2043 He shal neuer conne trotte. shal conne Unknown Unknown England 1484 Written 1.0
England 2044 ... þatt mannkinn shollde muʒhenn wel Upp cumenn inntill heoffne. shollde muʒhenn Unknown Unknown England c1200 Written
England 2045 forrþi let be swellenn þa þe middle & þe little, þatt Crist ne shollde mu ʒ henn himm O nane wise attwindenn. shollde muʒhenn Unknown Unknown England c1200 Written 1.4
LAGS 609 Shouldn't ought to. shouldn't ought to Female White 42 College TX (Nacogdoches) TX (Nacogdoches) 1974 subject to fieldworker Spoken unknown Naturalistic
Mishoe 17 I might could have done better. I just didn't have enough time. might could Female White 20s Unknown Unknown SC/ NC (Unknown) c1990 student to student Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
LAMSAS 1773 might could might could Female White 80 Illiterate NC (Hurdle Mills) NC (Hurdle Mills) 1937 fieldworker to informant Spoken
COCA 1004 We may should take us a little joyride somewheres. may should Female Unknown Unknown Unknown Novel 1990 Mother to daughter Written 1.0 Naturalistic
Mishoe 113 If we're careful and if nothing else bad don't happen, we might can come in November. might can Female White 50s Unknown Unknown SC/ NC (Unknown) c1990 aunt to niece Spoken 1.2 Naturalistic
LAGS 439 Might could. might could Female Black 19 High school TN (Nashville) TN (Nashville) 1975 subject to fieldworker Spoken unknown Naturalistic
Boertien 1287 I shouldn’t oughta do that, should I? shouldn't ought to Female White 21 College Student TX (Beaumont) TX (Unknown) c1980 2.8 Elicited
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
Boertien 2140 mightn't ought mightn't ought Female White 32 College Student TX (Matagorda City) TX (Unknown) c1980 Elicited
LAMSAS 1972 might could might could Female White 65 Until age 14 GA (Bogart) GA (Bogart) 1934 fieldworker to informant Spoken
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
Verilogue Corpus 2272 might not could Female Black Unknown Unknown CA Patient Spoken Naturalistic
LAGS 641 I used to could. used to could Female White 71 10th grade FL (Rockmart) FL (Rockmart) 1973 subject to fieldworker Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
Montgomery 225 I don't know what to do with that table. I don't know who might could use it. might could Female White 71 College (Graduate) Unknown SC (Unknown) Unknown Spoken 1.4 Naturalistic
Reed 1088 He's the only one that I think she might would marry. might would Female White 26 College (Graduate) SC (Taylors) TN (Seymour) 2012 woman to family Spoken 1.4 Naturalistic
Elsman 836 My friend Ashley used to could do the best impression of Miss Copeland, our principal? used to could Female White 30s College (Graduate) SC (Unknown) SC (Columbia) 2007 co-worker to co-worker Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
LAMSAS 1908 might could might could Female White 78 College (Some) SC (Lebanon) SC (Lebanon) 1941 fieldworker to informant Spoken
Skipper 145 That might'll work. might will Female White 20 Unknown Unknown SC (Unknown) unknown Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
LAMSAS 1647 might could might could Female White 66 None but literate VA (Chatham P.O.) VA (Chatham P.O.) 1935 fieldworker to informant Spoken
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
W&C 1196 I used to couldn’t count ’til I, ’til I got me some work up here. used to could Female White 78 Unknown Unknown WV (Unknown) Spoken 1.3 Naturalistic
LAMSAS 1741 might could might could Female White 47 Until age 19 NC (Elizabethtown) NC (Elizabethtown) 1937 fieldworker to informant Spoken
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
Mishoe 81 You might should better try on some of your clothes before you go home. might should Female White 60s Unknown Unknown SC (Myrtle Beach) c1990 female to family Spoken 1.3 Naturalistic
LAGS 257 may would may would Female White 64 High school and business course AL (Stevenson) AL (Stevenson) 1980 subject to fieldworker Spoken unknown Naturalistic
LAMSAS 1837 might could might could Female White 50 College graduate SC (Georgetown) SC (Georgetown) 1946 fieldworker to informant Spoken
Boertien 2110 ought SUBJECT might had ought might had Female White 21 College Student TX (Beaumont) TX (Unknown) c1980 2.0 Elicited
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
Verilogue Corpus 2240 might would Female Graduate Degree (MD) Unknown SC Doctor-Patient Spoken Naturalistic
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 610 Shouldn't ought to. shouldn't ought to Female White 29 College (1 year) TX (Victoria) TX (Victoria) 1975 subject to fieldworker Spoken unknown Naturalistic
LAGS 344 Might could. might could Female White 47 Unknown Unknown AL (Dothan) subject to fieldworker Spoken unknown 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
LAGS 290 Might can. might can Female White 74 8th grade GA (Reidsville) GA (Glennville) 1972 subject to fieldworker Spoken unknown 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
Boertien 2141 shouldn't SUBJECT ought shouldn't ought Female White 32 College Student TX (Matagorda City) TX (Unknown) c1980 2.0 Elicited
LAMSAS 1973 may can may can Female White 65 Until age 14 GA (Bogart) GA (Bogart) 1934 fieldworker to informant Spoken
LAGS 546 We might should. might should Female White 63 High school GA (Sardis) GA (Hartwell) 1977 subject to fieldworker Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
LAMSAS 1712 might could might could Female White 75 College (Some) NC (Vanceboro) NC (Vanceboro) 1934 fieldworker to informant Spoken
Feagin 760 She might could give ... might could Female White 26 Unknown AL (Unknown) AL (Unknown) early 1970s Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
Verilogue Corpus 2273 might would Female White 60 to... Unknown Unknown NC Patient Spoken Naturalistic
LAGS 642 I used to could. used to could Female Black 70 9th grade GA (Cordele) GA (Cordele) 1976 subject to fieldworker Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
Mishoe 50 Do you think it might would be a good idea? might would Female White 18 College (Some) Unknown SC/ NC (Unknown) c1990 student to student (female) Spoken 2.4 Naturalistic
Reed 1089 Mighta shoulda waited at that other stop might have should Female White 30 Graduate school (Doctoral degree) TN (Seymour) SC (Columbia) 2012 wife to husband Spoken Naturalistic
Elsman 837 Somebody else may can think of some more may can Female White 30s College (Graduate) SC (Unknown) SC (Columbia) 2007 co-worker to co-worker 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
LAGS 322 Might could. might could Female White 62 Unknown Unknown GA (Milledgeville) subject to fieldworker Spoken unknown 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
LAGS 696 She used to wouldn't used to wouldn't Female White 71 5th grade TN (Springfield) TN (Springfield) 1973 subject to fieldworker Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
LAGS 578 I might would. might would Female White 52 High school GA (Sumter County) GA (Plains) 1974 subject to fieldworker Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
W&C 1197 I might could make up one, but I don’t know. might could Female White 11 Unknown Unknown WV (Unknown) Spoken 1.1 Naturalistic
Feagin 792 We might otta give you a chicken sandwich. might ought to Female White 30 Unknown AL (Unknown) AL (Selma) early 1970s Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
Mishoe 82 There weren't no way to be sure. Could be he may didn't want to come. may didn't Female White 60s Unknown Unknown SC (Myrtle Beach) c1990 female to family Spoken 1.4 Naturalistic
LAGS 408 I might could do it. might could Female White 35 High school (Graduate) LA (Schriever) LA (Schriever) 1974 subject to fieldworker Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
LAMSAS 1838 might could might could Female White 74 6 months total SC (Macedonia) SC (Macedonia) 1947 fieldworker to informant Spoken
Boertien 2111 should SUBJECT might ought should might ought Female White 21 College Student TX (Beaumont) TX (Unknown) c1980 2.0 Elicited
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
Verilogue Corpus 2241 might will Female Graduate Degree (MD) Unknown FL Doctor-Patient Spoken Naturalistic
COCA 1025 That technology transfer, the permission occurred back during the Bush administration, my question being how long has this sort of transfer been going on that we might ought to have been more... might ought to Female White 44 Graduate school (Law degree) TX (Dallas) Television 1998 host to panelist Spoken 2.6 Naturalistic
Mishoe 19 Maybe we might should plan to eat out. might should Female White 40s Unknown Unknown SC/ NC (Unknown) c1990 daughter to mother Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
LAGS 345 Might could. might could Female White 87 Unknown Unknown FL (Rock Hill) subject to fieldworker Spoken unknown 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
COCA 1006 Daddy said she might can come home this week. might can Female Unknown Unknown Unknown Fictional Story 2004 child to adults Written 1.4 Naturalistic
Boertien 1289 I might could do that, couldn’t I? might could Female White 21 College Student TX (Beaumont) TX (Unknown) c1980 2.8 Elicited
LAGS 665 I used to could make. used to could Female White 80 8th grade MS (Jefferson) MS (Jefferson) 1978 subject to fieldworker Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
Boertien 2142 might not ought might not ought Female White 19 College Student TX (Dickenson) TX (Unknown) c1980 Elicited
LAMSAS 1872 might could might could Female White 78 Limited, local SC (Lykesland) SC (Lykesland) 1934 fieldworker to informant Spoken
Feagin 761 You might could just ... might could Female White 26 Unknown AL (Unknown) AL (Unknown) early 1970s Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic

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