may … but

Point 146 in MODALITY for OPINIONs is defined as:

‘may’ … ‘but’ to express an unexpected point of view.

A search on iWeb corpus for may * * * * but


1 MAY NOT REALIZE IT, BUT 788

  Journal Advocate
ACUPUNCTURE/CHIROPRACTIC: Brain-Based Therapies Can Help Alleviate Migraine Pain
A patient may not realize it, but exercise stimulates the brain. As the systems in the body exert energy, they send signals to the brain which in …

2 MAY NOT BE PERFECT , BUT 545
3 MAY NOT KNOW THIS , BUT 528
4 MAY NOT KNOW IT , BUT 491
5 MAY NOT LIKE IT , BUT 430
6 MAY TAKE SOME TIME , BUT 360
7 MAY NOT BE TRUE , BUT 328
8 MAY BE THE CASE , BUT 310
9 MAY NOT BE EASY , BUT 295
10 MAY TAKE A WHILE , BUT 281
11 MAY COME AND GO , BUT 265
12 MAY NOT SEEM LIKE MUCH BUT 204
13 MAY BE THE SAME , BUT 183
14 MAY NOT BE NECESSARY , BUT 181
15 MAY HAVE MISSED IT , BUT 175
16 MAY NOT BE FOR EVERYONE BUT 171
17 MAY NOT SOUND LIKE MUCH BUT 158
18 MAY JUST BE ME , BUT 153
19 MAY NOT REALIZE THIS , BUT 144
20 MAY ALREADY KNOW THIS , BUT 140


1 MAY BE TRUE , BUT 1971



2 MAY SEEM OBVIOUS, BUT 1861

  Forbes
17 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Starting A Business
This may seem obvious, but sometimes we want to start a business without even thinking about the why. What sparked your business idea and …

3 MAY BE WRONG , BUT 1351
4 MAY BE SMALL , BUT 1321
5 MAY BE OVER , BUT 849
6 MAY SOUND OBVIOUS , BUT 827
7 MAY SOUND STRANGE , BUT 696
8 MAY BE DIFFERENT , BUT 695
9 MAY SOUND SILLY , BUT 655
10 MAY BE USED , BUT 556
11 MAY SOUND SIMPLE , BUT 472
12 MAY BE RIGHT , BUT 469
13 MAY BE GONE , BUT 455
14 MAY HAVE NO CHOICE BUT 430
15 MAY BE SO , BUT 420
16 MAY SOUND CRAZY , BUT 416
17 MAY HAVE CHANGED , BUT 410
18 MAY BE DIFFICULT , BUT 403
19 MAY SEEM DAUNTING , BUT 398
20 MAY SEEM SIMPLE , BUT 398