Legal writing, Qualifiers
Sturm College of Law
The July Scrivener column addressed the use of intensifiers, words such as “very” and “really” that are used to amplify a concept. This month’s column addresses words at the other end of the spectrum—qualifiers, such as “probably” and “possibly,” that are used to limit a point.
K.K. DuVivier, A Thousand Probabilities, 23 COLO. LAW. 2082 (Sept. 1994).
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