Most Common English Words (no. 22)

But” is the 22nd most common English word. It is mostly used as a conjunction that introduces an additional statement that is usually different from what was said before.

  • The police ran after him, but he escaped.
  • The play was okay, but not very good.
  • She’s not a painter but a writer.
  • It’s a nice dress, but I don’t like the color.