Published April 6, 2023 | Version v1
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GRAMMATICAL FUNCTIONS OF MODAL VERBS

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Annotation: The present paper looks into the meanings of the modal verbs must, should, ought to, have to, shall, should, will, would and pecuLiarities of their use in personal interpersonal and institutional discourses. These modal verbs are regarded by the authors as communicative technologies tactics which mark the use of the communicative strategy of persuasion. Ample examples are provided to illustrate the usage of must, should, ought to, have to, shall, should, will, would in these discourses. The speaker's choice is explained in terms of their intentions and the communicative strategy they opt for.

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