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Table 6 Manifestations of probability along the rank-scale in Chinese

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

Rank-scale Interpersonal unit Experiential unit Orientation Examples of probability
clause Proposition Figure explicit wǒ kàn
我 看
wǒde kànfǎ shì
我的 看法 是
wǒ rènwéi de…
我认为的…
phrase   projecting Circumstance quasi-explicit zài wǒ kànlái
在我看来
group modal Adjunct   implicit kěnéng可能/yǒukěnéng有可能
yěxǔ也许
kǒngpà 恐怕
shuōbúdìng说不定
méizhǔn没准
word verbal Adjunct   implicit yīnggāi应该
mood element   implicit ba