Hey there,

I'm currently writing on an essay regarding epistemic modality. I want to illustrate my points by using the same sentence with various modal auxiliaries: "This man may be dangerous", "This man can be dangerous", "This man will be dangerous" etc. and so explain the differences in meaning.

However, when it comes to the modal auxiliary should, the sentence sounds weird to me:
"This man should be dangerous".

Could you say that in English? In what context could it be said? I'm thinking of a judge saying: "This man should be too dangerous to be let out on parole" and therefore expressing his expectation of the man's personality...

Thank you for your support :)