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Table 5 MODALITY in clauses as statements

From: Recreating the image of Chan master Huineng: the roles of MOOD and MODALITY

  Wong Heng Cleary Cheng
Clauses without MODALITY 703 (85 %) 781 (91 %) 860 (93 %) 643 (69 %)
Clauses with MODALITY 129 (15 %) 74 (9 %) 63 (7 %) 286 (31 %)
Low value   42 (32 %) 12 (16 %) 10 (16 %) 44 (15 %)
  can 8 - 2 14
  could - - - 17
  may 33 9 8 11
  might 1 3 - 2
  I gather - - - -
Median value   73 (57 %) 48 (65 %) 29 (46 %) 220 (77 %)
  will(not) 38 41 23 45
  shall(not) 5 1 - 19
  would(not) 30 6 6 156
High value   14 (11 %) 14 (19 %) 24 (38 %) 22 (8 %)
  cannot 3 2 - 1
  must 2 1 1 1
  certainly - - 1 -
  surely - - 2 -
  always 5 6 14 11
  never 4 5 6 9
Total clauses   832 855 923 929