I am looking for the term describing the difference between:
- "The hotel is perfect."
- "I feel the hotel is perfect."
I am making a case that sentences with only this difference can be considered paraphrases (or at least semantically very close), as without further context it is always assumed that someone's statement is an expression of their thoughts/beliefs.
Perhaps Hedge is the right word. Would I say that: "If we ignore hedging, statements 1 and 2 have the same meaning" ?
On the other hand, I would also like to capture other sentences:
- "As everyone says: the hotel is perfect"
- "I must say, the hotel is perfect."
- "Let it be known to all: the hotel is perfect."
I feel like all 2-5 are all exhibition a common class of transformation to statement 1. Is there a name for this change? The all refer to the speaker or listener and his actions about making statement 1.