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Meaning of "There's no point" #1 (permalink) Thu Aug 11, 2005 14:20 pm   Meaning of "There's no point"
 

Test No. incompl/elem-30 "Responses (3)", question 1

Mike: 'I could try another source if you like.'
Jane: '.........'

(a) There's no point.
(b) There's no end.
(c) There's no idea.
(d) There's no angle.

Test No. incompl/elem-30 "Responses (3)", answer 1

Mike: 'I could try another source if you like.'
Jane: 'There's no point.'

Correct answer: (a) There's no point.
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No point #2 (permalink) Thu Aug 11, 2005 15:54 pm   No point
 

Yes your answer is correct. It means it is not a good idea.
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Source #3 (permalink) Fri Jan 12, 2007 1:45 am   Source
 

What is Mike trying to say with the sentence below?

'I could try another source if you like.'

An then Jane reply with this answer: " There`s no point"
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No point #4 (permalink) Mon Aug 20, 2007 20:05 pm   No point
 

Alan wrote:
Yes your answer is correct. It means it is not a good idea.

Hi Alan,

Do you mean, There's no point is a set expression? Thank You
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Meaning of "There's no point" #5 (permalink) Mon Nov 03, 2008 13:39 pm   Meaning of "There's no point"
 

Yes, "there is no point" is a fixed phrase (a set expression).

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Meaning of "There's no point" #6 (permalink) Wed Feb 04, 2009 22:22 pm   Meaning of "There's no point"
 

but I am still misunderstanding the meaning of this expression
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Meaning of "There's no point" #7 (permalink) Thu Feb 05, 2009 9:59 am   Meaning of "There's no point"
 

The expression 'there is no point in doing something' means 'it doesn't make any sense to it'.

Let me know what you think. By the way, this is what your sentence should read:

But I still don't understand this expression.

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Meaning of "There's no point" #8 (permalink) Thu Feb 05, 2009 17:11 pm   Meaning of "There's no point"
 

Thanks for your reply and your correction. I really appreciate that. I have another question.I study right now GRE. I wonder if you can help me and correct my essays. And, I'd like to know how to write argument essay. If you have an advice for that, I will appreciate it. Thanks.
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Meaning of "There's no point" #9 (permalink) Thu Feb 05, 2009 17:17 pm   Meaning of "There's no point"
 

Hi Dina,

Yes you can improve your writing skills by using this thread: How can I improve my writing skills?

I also suggest you read a lot of essays to get a better idea of how they are structured. Please note that the noun 'advice' is uncountable so you should say 'give me some advice' not 'give me an advice'.

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Meaning of "There's no point" #10 (permalink) Mon Mar 02, 2009 7:31 am   Meaning of "There's no point"
 

Hi, I can't get why we couldn't say " there is no idea"?
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Meaning of "There's no point" #11 (permalink) Mon Mar 02, 2009 8:49 am   Meaning of "There's no point"
 

one more question. I got a star right now. I don't know what does this mean? I would be so pleased if one would say that for me? Does it show if I am an active person in this site or if I have improved in English?
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Meaning of "There's no point" #12 (permalink) Mon Mar 02, 2009 9:07 am   Meaning of "There's no point"
 

Hi Farnaz,

There is no idea' doesn't really make sense. We can say: I have no idea - suggesting I can't imagine but 'there is no idea' won't work, I'm afraid.

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Meaning of "There's no point" #13 (permalink) Mon Mar 02, 2009 15:30 pm   Meaning of "There's no point"
 

Farnaz20 wrote:
one more question. I got a star right now. I don't know what does this mean? I would be so pleased if one would say that for me? Does it show if I am an active person in this site or if I have improved in English?

It means that from now on you can monitor your learning progress by looking at your progress report page: http://www.english-test.net/progress_report/index.php?user=29440

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Meaning of "There's no point" #14 (permalink) Mon Apr 27, 2009 17:26 pm   Meaning of "There's no point"
 

Mr Torsten wrote above:
,,The expression 'there is no point in doing something' means 'it doesn't make any sense to it'.'' Shouldn't it be:,,it doesn't make any sense to do it'.''?
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Meaning of "There's no point" #15 (permalink) Wed Apr 29, 2009 7:51 am   Meaning of "There's no point"
 

Saneta, it constantly changes within the context.

eg. A couple have an argument and split up. One tries to bring the relationship back together, but the other says, ........." There's no point to it ..... we are finished. "
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