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What is speculative mood?

 

Definition
 

Speculative mood is an epistemic mood that signals that the speaker judges from certain facts that the proposition expressed by his or her utterance is possibly true.

Example (English)
 
  • There are two routes; he may have taken the high road.
  • Generic
      Speculative mood is a kind of
     
    Source
     

    Palmer 1986 59–60


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