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What's quasi-modal be?

I What's quasi-modal "be"? It is not a traditional grammar term. "Quasi modal" has to be just another term for what is called "modal idiom" in A Comprehensive Grammar ...
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What's quasi-modal be?

The key thing to remember about “modal” constructions is that modality refers to operating in both the epistemic mode of predictions and possibilities as well as the deontic mode of obligations and ...
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