touch modality


Modality can refer to:



  • Modality (semiotics), the types of sign and the extent to which any set of signs is real or unreal.
  • Linguistic modality, the subject concerning so-called modal auxiliary verbs like can, must, and should, customarily used to modify the meaning of other verbs, to express possibility (and impossibility, necessity, contingency, etc.), permissibility (and obligation, proscription, etc.), probability (and improbability, etc.). Compare grammatical mood.


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