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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 1627 might could might could Female White 55 Until age 17 VA (Courtland) VA (Courtland) 1936 fieldworker to informant Spoken
Mishoe 25 I might shouldn't worry about it, but I do. might shouldn't Female White 50s Unknown Unknown SC/ NC (Unknown) c1990 aunt to niece Spoken 1.2 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
LAMSAS 1882 might could might could Male White 87 Ages 6-10 SC (Graniteville) SC (Graniteville) 1947 fieldworker to informant Spoken
LAGS 531 I might could think up some. might could Female White 75 8th grade MS (Lauderdale) MS (Lockhart) 1972 subject to fieldworker Spoken 1.0 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
LAGS 279 I might can. might can Female White 70 9th grade GA (Twin City) GA (Swainsboro) 1972 subject to fieldworker Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
LAMSAS 1976 might could might could Male White 95 Local schools GA (Doraville) GA (Doraville) 1947 fieldworker to informant Spoken
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
LAMSAS 1723 mought could mought could Male White 69 About 12 months total NC (Roe) NC (Roe) 1934 fieldworker to informant Spoken
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
LAGS 373 Might could. might could Male White 53 Unknown Unknown TX (Tyler) subject to fieldworker Spoken unknown 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
LAGS 627 You used to could shop in a log in a what? used to could Male White 70 7th grade TX (Mill Creek) TX (Wiergate) 1974 subject to fieldworker Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
Reed 1480 I might can get this finished tonight. might can Male White 29 Graduate school (Doctoral degree) TN (Sneedville) SC (Columbia) 2012 husband to wife Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
LAMSAS 1570 might could might could Male White 79 Until age 16 MD (Nanjemoy) MD (Nanjemoy) 1939 fieldworker to informant Spoken
LAMSAS 1817 might could might could Male White 74 None NC (Brevard) NC (Brevard) 1937 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
LAGS 721 Used to would. used to would Male White 42 High school TN (Nashville) TN (Nashville) 1978 subject to fieldworker Spoken unknown Naturalistic
Montgomery 215 We might can leave Dalai in Nashville. might can Female White 70 College (Graduate) Unknown SC (Unknown) Unknown 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
LAGS 469 Might could help you. might could Female White 68 1st grade MS (Redwood) MS (Redwood) 1973 subject to fieldworker Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
LAMSAS 1912 might could might could Male White 69 4 years SC (Greenville) SC (Greenville) 1941 fieldworker to informant Spoken
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
LAMSAS 1659 mought could mought could Male White 73 Illiterate VA (Shiflett Hollow) VA (Shiflett Hollow) 1935 fieldworker to informant Spoken
Mishoe 57 Do you think there is a chance Wallace may can come? may can Female White 50s Unknown Unknown SC/ NC (Unknown) c1990 aunt to neice Spoken 1.5 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
LAGS 563 I might would call her. might would Male White 54 12th grade AL (Tallassee) AL (Tallassee) 1976 subject to fieldworker Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
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
LAGS 311 You might can help. might can Male Black 15 9th grade (Student at time of interview) TX (Houston) TX (Houston) 1975 subject to fieldworker Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
LAMSAS 1753 mought could mought could Female White 68 Very little NC (Black Creek P.O.) NC (Black Creek P.O.) 1936 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
Reed 1490 They might would have done better. might would Female White 34 College (Graduate) SC (Rock Hill) SC (Columbia) 2011 friend to friend Spoken 1.0 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
Skipper 153 You might can pull some strings for me. might can Male White 21 Unknown Unknown SC (Unknown) unknown Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
LAGS 405 I might could do it. might could Male White 76 4th grade FL (Pensacola) FL (Pensacola) 1974 subject to fieldworker Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
Hern.&S 2026 He should can go. should can Unknown Black Unknown IL (Chicago) IL (Chicago) 1970s 1.0 Elicited
LAMSAS 1601 might could might could Male White 46 Until age 16 VA (Beulahville) VA (Beulahville) 1936 fieldworker to informant Spoken
LAMSAS 1849 might could might could Male White 80 8th grade SC (Indian Fields) SC (Indian Fields) 1947 fieldworker to informant Spoken
LAGS 499 I might could. might could Female White 46 12th grade LA (Harrisonburg) LA (Harrisonburg) 1975 subject to fieldworker 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
LAGS 248 may can do it may can Female Black 23 College GA (Brunswick) GA (Brunswick) 1977 female to fieldworker Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
LAMSAS 1944 might could might could Male White 83 2 months GA (Alexander) GA (Alexander) 1934 fieldworker to informant Spoken
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
Boertien 2113 might not ought might not ought Male White 20 College Student TX (San Antonio) TX (Unknown) c1980 Elicited
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
LAMSAS 1691 might could might could Female White 38 Until age 18 NC (Trotville) NC (Trotville) 1936 fieldworker to informant Spoken
Mishoe 89 You might will be able to. I don’t know. might will Male White 60s Unknown Unknown SC/ NC (Unknown) c1990 brother to brother Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
LAGS 341 Might could. might could Male White 78 Unknown Unknown AL (Shelby) subject to fieldworker Spoken unknown Naturalistic
Scotland 1146 She might can get away early. might can Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Scotland (Unknown) 1.0
LAGS 595 I might would say that. might would Female Black 30 College (4 years) TX (Houston) TX (Houston) 1975 subject to fieldworker Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
LAMSAS 1785 might could might could Male White 49 Until age 18 NC (Rubyatt) NC (Rubyatt) 1937 fieldworker to informant Spoken
Jamaica 1222 mos(a) fi “must ought to” must fe (=for, ought to) Unknown Black Unknown Unknown Jamaica (Unknown)
Reed 1450 Sarah might could get an A if she tried. might could Male White 20s College (Graduate) Unknown SC (Columbia) 2010 friend to friend Spoken 1.3 Naturalistic
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
Skipper 183 Would he might ask us about the history? Would might Male White 21 Unknown Unknown SC (Unknown) unknown Spoken 2.0 Naturalistic
LAGS 437 Might could. might could Male Black 74 Little (illiterate) MS (Sherard) MS (Sherard) 1977 subject to fieldworker Spoken unknown Naturalistic
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
LAMSAS 1628 mought could mought could Male White 76 Very little VA (Holland) VA (Holland) 1936 fieldworker to informant Spoken
Mishoe 26 You might ought to have the oil changed. might ought to Male White 40s Unknown Unknown SC/ NC (Unknown) c1990 brother to sister Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
COCA 1033 Now we have to sleep in our uniforms and things like that and you're limited to the base to where we used to could go downtown shopping and things like that. used to could Unknown Unknown unknown Unknown Unknown Television 1991 interviewee to interviewer Spoken 1.4 Naturalistic
LAMSAS 1883 might could might could Male White 78 High school (Some) SC (Oakwood) SC (Oakwood) 1947 fieldworker to informant Spoken
LAGS 532 Things that somebody might could use now. might could Female White 93 College (1 year) GA (Fayetteville) GA (Fayetteville) 1977 subject to fieldworker Spoken 1.6 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
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
LAGS 280 I might can. might can Female White 76 6th grade GA (Eldorendo) GA (Newton) 1970 subject to fieldworker Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
LAMSAS 1977 might could might could Male White 75 8th grade GA (Rock Chapel) GA (Rock Chapel) 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
Elsman 863 I might could handle it better now might could Unknown White Unknown Unknown SC (Unknown) 2007 Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
LAMSAS 1724 might could might could Female White 42 Until age 18 NC (Straits P.O.) NC (Straits P.O.) 1936 fieldworker to informant Spoken
Mishoe 122 If we can save some today and I can afford to take off, we might can plan to have another baby soon. might can Female White 20s Unknown Unknown SC/ NC (Unknown) c1990 female to friend (f) Spoken 1.2 Naturalistic
LAGS 374 Might could. might could Male White 27 Unknown Unknown TX (Texarkana) subject to fieldworker Spoken unknown Naturalistic
England 1179 [A: Could you do with any plants?] B: No, not really. I might could do with one or two spaces filled. might could Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown England (Newcastle) Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
LAGS 628 You could buy flour, used to could. used to could Male Black 52 Some school; barely literate MS (Pulaski) MS (Pulaski) 1974 subject to fieldworker Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
Reed 1994 If he's feeling better, he might could give us some playing time. It'll just depend on how he's doing tomorrow. might could Male White 25 College (Graduate) SC (Gaffney) SC (Columbia) 2012 friend to friend Spoken 1.2 Naturalistic
LAMSAS 1571 might could might could Male White 39 Until age 17 MD (Pomfret) MD (Pomfret) 1939 fieldworker to informant Spoken
LAMSAS 1818 might could might could Female White 45 High school (Some) NC (Brevard) NC (Brevard) 1936 fieldworker to informant Spoken
COCA 1096 Seems like if I could just remember that, I might could come to some kind of reckoning about come me to kill him. might could Female Unknown unknown Unknown Unknown Fictional Story 1991 interior monologue Written 1.2 Naturalistic
LAGS 722 Used to would. used to would Male Black 90 Less than 1 term school; illiterate FL (Shady Grove) FL (Shady Grove) 1976 subject to fieldworker Spoken unknown Naturalistic
Montgomery 216 If it is that close, you might ought to reconsider the issue. might ought to Male White 50s Graduate school (Doctoral degree) TX (Unknown) SC (Unknown) Unknown Spoken 1.2 Naturalistic
COCA 1017 Would you might not be seen as good as you once were? would might not Male White 48 College (Graduate) MD (Aberdeen) Radio 2008 interviewee to interviewer Spoken 2.0 Naturalistic
LAGS 470 Might could help you. might could Female Black 33 Graduate school (Doctoral student at time of interview) MS (Red Creek) MS (Red Creek) Unknown subject to fieldworker Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
LAMSAS 1913 might could might could Male White 70 2 years SC (Walhalla) SC (Walhalla) 1941 fieldworker to informant Spoken
DiPaolo 1330 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
Boertien 2083 They all might oughta do that. might ought to Male White 20 College Student TX (San Antonio) TX (Unknown) c1980 1.0 Elicited
LAMSAS 1660 might could might could Male Black 80 None VA (Batesville) VA (Batesville) 1933 fieldworker to informant Spoken
Mishoe 58 Could you might turn that thing down? could might Female White 30s Unknown Unknown SC/ NC (Unknown) c1990 mother to daughter Spoken 2.0 Naturalistic
Coleman 1126 He may should have been getting ready. may should Unknown White Unknown Unknown NC (Unknown) 1975 1.0 Elicited
LAGS 564 Might would call it. might would Female White 63 High school GA (Sardis) GA (Hartwell) 1977 subject to fieldworker Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
COCA 1001 We've heard a little from military officials suggesting that some of the Iraqi civilians may could have been -- or, possibly could have been involved in this attack. may could Female White 36 College MN (Unknown) Television 2003 broadcaster to reporter Spoken 1.4 Naturalistic
LAGS 312 You might can find [it]. might can Male Black 51 7th grade TX (Schulenburg) TX (San Antonio) 1975 subject to fieldworker Spoken 1.0 Naturalistic
LAMSAS 1754 might could might could Female White 40 Educated in Wilson and Saratoga NC (Evansdale) NC (Evansdale) 1936 fieldworker to informant Spoken
Butters 1205 What It Might Can Do ... The Rural Development Act of 1972 might can Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown GA (Unknown) Written

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