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Table 4 Speculative words

From: Identification of essential attributes in conclusions of student reports

Feature type Speculative words
Modal auxiliaries may, might, could, would, should
Judgment verbs suggest, indicate, speculate, believe, assume
Evidential verbs appear, seem
Deductive verbs infer, deduce
Adjectives likely, probable, possible
Adverbs probably, possibly, perhaps, generally
Nouns possibility, suggestion