Term: Dynamic Modality

Definition:

Dynamic modality does not express the speaker's opinion, nor does the speaker affect the situation:

He can speak perfect French.

Here, the speaker is describing a factual situation about the subject of the sentence.

See also: Auxiliary Verb; Deontic Modality; Ditransitive Verb; Dynamic Verb; Epistemic Modality; Finite Verb; Inchoative Verb; Intransitive Verb; Irregular Verb; Non-finite Verb; Phrasal Verb; Regular Verb; Stative Verb; Transitive Verb; Verb Group; Verb Phrase


 

See Also: Auxiliary Verb; Deontic Modality; Ditransitive Verb; Dynamic Verb; Epistemic Modality; Finite Verb; Inchoative Verb; Intransitive Verb; Irregular Verb; Non-finite Verb; Phrasal Verb; Regular Verb; Stative Verb; Transitive Verb; Verb Group; Verb Phrase

Category: Modals