Unformatted text preview: comparing (I heard...) (rumor...) based on what I heard (looks like it rained) based on what I see and reliable inf. same as above. colloquial (about to rain) (looks like it will rain) based on what I see and reliable inf. (sounds like it is raining) (probably) ** cannot be used to express the speaker's conjecture concerning a past event or state. drought is over! drought is over! additional visual inf behind her. ...
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- Fall '07