Category: possibility

WILL be able to

Point 36 in MODALITY and expressions with ‘BE’ is defined as: ‘will’ + ‘be able to’ + infinitive to talk about possibility and ability. Also, see overlapping point 99. The example sentences in the EGP also contain negatives, contractions and question forms for this feature. Here are a variety of clusters on iWeb: 1 YOU […]

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could possibility

Point 103 in modality is defined as: ‘could’ to talk about possibility. This requires manual interpretation and is therefore hard to differentiate it from uses which range from c2-a2.  However, one particular formal point in both examples given on the EGP is ‘really.’ But believe me, it could be really fun… Could this really happen? […]

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