might * but *

might * but *

Point 195 in MODALITY is defined as:

‘might’ followed by ‘but’ to console or justify

For example:

At first, you might have to consciously change how you pronounce certain words every time you speak, but with practice, you will soon be speaking them effortlessly.

(more context)


A search in iWeb for

might * * * but

1 MIGHT BE WRONG , BUT 693
2 MIGHT SEEM OBVIOUS , BUT 595
3 MIGHT BE TRUE , BUT 524
4 MIGHT SOUND OBVIOUS , BUT 386
5 MIGHT BE DIFFERENT , BUT 327
6 MIGHT SOUND STRANGE , BUT 323
7 MIGHT SOUND CRAZY , BUT 314
8 MIGHT SOUND SILLY , BUT 312
9 MIGHT BE SMALL , BUT 290
10 MIGHT HAVE BEEN , BUT 268
11 MIGHT BE RIGHT , BUT 267
12 MIGHT BE OVER , BUT 235
13 MIGHT SOUND WEIRD , BUT 220
14 MIGHT BE GOOD , BUT 219
15 MIGHT BE POSSIBLE , BUT 215
16 MIGHT BE OK , BUT 194
17 MIGHT BE BETTER , BUT 179
18 MIGHT SURPRISE YOU , BUT 173
19 MIGHT SOUND ODD , BUT 172
20 MIGHT NOT WORK , BUT 161
21 MIGHT BE NICE , BUT 157
22 MIGHT BE RIGHT . BUT 147
23 MIGHT BE USEFUL , BUT 146
24 MIGHT SOUND SIMPLE , BUT 141
25 MIGHT BE FINE , BUT 137
26 MIGHT SEEM COUNTERINTUITIVE , BUT 134
27 MIGHT BE OBVIOUS , BUT 132
28 MIGHT BE DIFFICULT , BUT 128
29 MIGHT BE BIASED , BUT 125
30 MIGHT BE FUN , BUT 123
31 MIGHT MAKE SENSE , BUT 123
32 MIGHT SEEM STRANGE , BUT 117
33 MIGHT BE . BUT 115
34 MIGHT BE TRUE . BUT 115
35 MIGHT BE OKAY , BUT 111
36 MIGHT SEEM DAUNTING , BUT 104
37 MIGHT SEEM SILLY , BUT 102
38 MIGHT NOT BE , BUT 101
39 MIGHT SEEM ODD , BUT 101
40 MIGHT SOUND HARSH , BUT 101
41 MIGHT BE GREAT , BUT 100
42 MIGHT SOUND COMPLICATED , BUT 100
43 MIGHT ALSO LIKE BUT 99
44 MIGHT SEEM SIMPLE , BUT 99
45 MIGHT SOUND STUPID , BUT 99
46 MIGHT NOT KNOW , BUT 97
47 MIGHT BE HELPFUL , BUT 97
48 MIGHT BE EXPENSIVE , BUT 93
49 MIGHT BE SO , BUT 93
50 MIGHT TAKE A WHILE BUT 89
51 MIGHT DO IT , BUT 86
52 MIGHT BE INTERESTING , BUT 86
53 MIGHT SAY , ” BUT 86
54 MIGHT SEEM SMALL , BUT 85
55 MIGHT BE GONE , BUT 85
56 MIGHT BE SURPRISED , BUT 84
57 MIGHT LOOK LIKE , BUT 84
58 MIGHT SEEM TRIVIAL , BUT 80
59 MIGHT HAVE CHANGED , BUT 80
60 MIGHT BE TOUGH , BUT 79
61 MIGHT BE NECESSARY , BUT 78
62 MIGHT BE DIFFERENT . BUT 76
63 MIGHT HAVE BEEN . BUT 76
64 MIGHT HAVE NO CHOICE BUT 75
65 MIGHT SOUND COUNTERINTUITIVE , BUT 74
66 MIGHT JUST BE ME BUT 73
67 MIGHT BE HARD , BUT 72
68 MIGHT HAVE WORKED , BUT 70
69 MIGHT BE CHEAPER , BUT 70
70 MIGHT BE MISTAKEN , BUT 69
71 MIGHT NOT LIKE IT BUT 67
72 MIGHT SEEM COUNTER-INTUITIVE , BUT 66
73 MIGHT BE YOUNG , BUT 66
74 MIGHT BE EXPECTED , BUT 65
75 MIGHT NOT BE PERFECT BUT 65
76 MIGHT SEEM OVERWHELMING , BUT 64
77 MIGHT SOUND EASY , BUT 63
78 MIGHT BE BAD , BUT 62
79 MIGHT THINK SO , BUT 62
80 MIGHT BE BORING , BUT 61
81 MIGHT SOUND FUNNY , BUT 61
82 MIGHT HAVE HAPPENED , BUT 60
83 MIGHT SOUND BORING , BUT 58
84 MIGHT SEEM INTIMIDATING , BUT 58
85 MIGHT MAKE SENSE . BUT 57
86 MIGHT BE CRAZY , BUT 57
87 MIGHT BE TEMPTING , BUT 57
88 MIGHT BE THERE , BUT 56
89 MIGHT BE NEEDED , BUT 55
90 MIGHT BE THINKING , BUT 55
91 MIGHT SEEM IMPOSSIBLE , BUT 54
92 MIGHT NOT KNOW THIS BUT 54
93 MIGHT DO THAT , BUT 54
94 MIGHT BE DEAD , BUT 54
95 MIGHT BE COOL , BUT 54
96 MIGHT BE A PROBLEM BUT 54
97 MIGHT SOUND GOOD , BUT 53
98 MIGHT BE CHEAP , BUT 52
99 MIGHT TAKE TIME , BUT 52
100 MIGHT BE ENOUGH , BUT 51


B2 vocabulary:

counter, make sense, odd, tempting, tough, trivial, weird

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