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Modality tests

You can test your understanding of the main types of modality and how they are realised lexically here.


The main guides to modality on this site:
modality index for links to all relevant guides to modality
modality map for a clickable map of the various guides in this section
types of modality: epistemic, deontic, dynamic, alethic introduces the four main types of modality and provides an alternative way of dealing with modality in the classroom.  There are links from that guide to the four main types.
epistemic modality for perceptions of truth
deontic modality for perceptions of obligation and duty (this guide includes consideration of alethic modality)
dynamic modality for perceptions of ability and willingness
modality without modal auxiliary verbs for lexical rather than grammatical realisations of expressions of modality