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Table 4 Examples of explicit and implicit realizations of probability along the rank-scale in English

From: From explicit to implicit orientation: mapping rank scale to modality in English and Chinese

Rank scale Interpersonal unit Experiential unit Explicit/implicit cline Examples of probability
clause Proposition Figure explicit I think / My opinion is that …
phrase   projecting Circumstance quasi-explicit in my opinion
group modal Adjunct/Predicator Process implicit probably / be likely to
word Finite   implicit should