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Uncertainty cues.

Adjectives / adverbs 
 probable, likely, possible, unsure, possibly, perhaps, etc. epistemic 
Auxiliaries 
 may, might, can, would, should, could, etc. semantic 
Verbs 
speculative: suggest, question, seem, appear, favor, etc. epistemic 
psych: think, believe, etc. doxastic 
analytic: investigate, analyze, examine, etc. investigation 
prospective: plan, want, order, allow, etc. dynamic 
Conjunctions 
 if, whether, etc. investigation 
Nouns 
nouns derived speculation, proposal, consideration, etc. same as the verb 
from uncertain verb: 
  
other rumor, idea, etc. doxastic 
uncertain nouns:   
Adjectives / adverbs 
 probable, likely, possible, unsure, possibly, perhaps, etc. epistemic 
Auxiliaries 
 may, might, can, would, should, could, etc. semantic 
Verbs 
speculative: suggest, question, seem, appear, favor, etc. epistemic 
psych: think, believe, etc. doxastic 
analytic: investigate, analyze, examine, etc. investigation 
prospective: plan, want, order, allow, etc. dynamic 
Conjunctions 
 if, whether, etc. investigation 
Nouns 
nouns derived speculation, proposal, consideration, etc. same as the verb 
from uncertain verb: 
  
other rumor, idea, etc. doxastic 
uncertain nouns:   
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