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Speculative Mood

Speculative Mood

Speculative mood is an epistemic mood that signals that the speaker judges from certain facts that the proposition expressed by his or her utterance is possibly true.

(English)

  • There are two routes; he may have taken the high road.
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Source: Palmer 1986

Palmer, F. R. 1986.Mood and modality. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University.

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