chapter  17
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Modality

Zerrin’le kayınvalidesi geçinemez olmus¸lar. ‘Apparently Zerrin and her mother-in-law have become unable to get on.’

There is an important difference in meaning between possibility statements marked with the aorist and those marked with other stem suffixes. The form -(y)ebilir indicates that a possibility exists:

-(y)ebil-ir

Bahçede oturabiliriz. ‘We can/could sit in the garden.’