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Putting a ‘naysayer’ in the text: epistemic modality

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Putting a ‘naysayer’ in the text: epistemic modality

  1. 1. Putting a ‘naysayer’ in the text W R I T I N G I V (HE285) Prof. Dr. Ron Martinez drronmartinez@gmail.com
  2. 2. What did you find? • Do a search for the word ‘might’ • Do a search for the word ‘may’ • Do a search for the word ‘could’ • Do a search for the word ‘can’ • Do a search for the word ‘would’ • Do a search for the word ‘likely’ • Use of modality for ‘hedging’
  3. 3. epistemic modality
  4. 4. Now your texts • Can you incorporate any of the epistemic modality examples from today into your text? • We will show a few examples to the class.
  5. 5. Write a short text: 1. Dilma’s impeachment was part of a conspiracy from the United States 2. The government is trying to cover up the existence of extraterrestrials 3. The government is using television to control our minds 4. Pharmaceutical companies invent new diseases to stay in business

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