Degrees of certainty

IB English B: Degrees of certainty

It is clear that the certainty, accuracy and authority of a statement all depend on specific elements of language - the elements that we have grouped under the heading Language of Caution. Let us now look in more detail at some prominent components of this sort of language.We need to have some sense of a continuum of how certain statements may be. Such a continuum would look something like this:-

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