might not + bare infinitive

In the English Grammar Profile, B1 point 73 in the category of MODALITY is defined:

‘might’ negative form

Might not + infinitive‘ means that there is a chance someone or something won’t do or happen.


PELIC STUDENT EXAMPLE:

Even though she has a very good relationship with childrenshe might not be good at raising them.

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TLC STUDENT SPEAKING TEST EXAMPLE:

might not earn as much as others do.

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An iWeb search for:

might _XX _VVI

1 MIGHT NOT KNOW 12293

You guys might not know this, but I consider myself a bit of a loner.

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2 WANT 9556
3 WORK 8820
4 GET 8374
5 SEEM 7198
6 LIKE 4982
7 MAKE 4772
8 NEED 4350
9 SEE 3886
10 THINK 3664
11 SOUND 3299
12 LOOK 2661
13 REALIZE 2549
14 FEEL 2336
15 FIND 1937
16 COME 1921
17 NOTICE 1825
18 UNDERSTAND 1784
19 HAPPEN 1776
20 EXPECT 1689
21 GO 1515
22 FIT 1479
23 AGREE 1361
24 TAKE 1271
25 MATTER 1066
26 GIVE 1058
27 HELP 996
28 CARE 969
29 SHOW 957
30 USE 918
31 MEAN 909
32 APPLY 862
33 LAST 845
34 REMEMBER 831
35 BELIEVE 778
36 APPEAR 753
37 EXIST 721
38 RECOGNIZE 715
39 CONSIDER 677
40 SURVIVE 677
41 HOLD 622
42 MATCH 609
43 END 591
44 PROVIDE 587
45 REALISE 569
46 WIN 560
47 MEET 537
48 APPRECIATE 525
49 PLAY 513
50 ALLOW 509
51 RECEIVE 499
52 HEAR 495
53 ENJOY 480
54 PAY 480
55 SUIT 470
56 OFFER 466
57 HURT 455
58 CHANGE 445
59 SUPPORT 440

The following example might be considered B2 NEGATION.

Many Americans might not support sending troops to defend Ukraine.

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60 TURN 430
61 MIND 412
62 LIVE 412
63 COVER 397
64 REACH 387
65 QUALIFY 379
66 APPEAL 371
67 INCLUDE 365
68 REQUIRE 363
69 OCCUR 358
70 SAY 348
71 TELL 342
72 BOTHER 341
73 LET 339
74 RETURN 330
75 RUN 326
76 CAUSE 296
77 BECOME 292
78 AFFECT 290
79 START 289
80 ACCEPT 285
81 REFLECT 277
82 PRODUCE 273
83 LOVE 270
84 STOP 264
85 BUY 256
86 CATCH 249
87 CHOOSE 241
88 STAND 240
89 STAY 240
90 FALL 236
91 KEEP 235
92 SELL 234
93 LEAD 233

Some assumptions might not lead to contradictions without making further assumptions.

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94 PASS 232
95 SHARE 232
96 BRING 227
97 RESPOND 221
98 PUT 217
99 SAVE 216
100 CONTAIN 207


 

B1 verbs ranked by frequency in iWeb corpus:

1 SUPPORT 5825565
2 PROVIDE 4965241
3 ALLOW 2549254
4 LEAD 2472499
5 APPLY 2127705
6 CONSIDER 2090509
7 SEEM 1899313
8 REQUIRE 1664251
9 REACH 1585511
10 EXPECT 1583553
11 APPEAR 1307884
12 PRODUCE 1261352
13 ACCEPT 908603
14 CONTAIN 809807
15 REALIZE 705796
16 EXIST 667059
17 RECOGNIZE 511528

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