double modal


noun

a syntactic construction in which two modal auxiliaries occur consecutively within a clause, as might could in I might could help you.

Nearby words

  1. double jump,
  2. double knit,
  3. double knitting,
  4. double life,
  5. double magnum,
  6. double monastery,
  7. double negation,
  8. double negative,
  9. double obelisk,
  10. double occupancy

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