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USE OF ENGLISH WORTH AND NO POINT

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USE OF ENGLISH WORTH AND NO POINT

  1. 1. WORTH/ NO POINT USE OF ENGLISH, PART 4
  2. 2. To express that something can be a waste of time or not, the following expressions are used in English: +-ING IT is not worth seeing the film; It is very boring. THIS FILM is not worth seeing; It is very boring.
  3. 3. OTHER STRUCTURES There is no point in ringing the bell: Louie is absent There is no sense in ringing the bell: Louie is absent It is useless ringing the bell; Louie is absent POINT
  4. 4. OTHER STRUCTURES There is no USE/GOOD rushing: the train has already left
  5. 5. OTHER STRUCTURES It is POINTLESS/USELESS arguing because we won’t get an agreement.
  6. 6. WORTH/NO POINT. PRACTICE 1. I argued with her but she wouldn’t change her mind. POINTLESS It………………………………………………………....her; she wouldn’t change her mind. 2. Don’t consider the idea because it’s a very bad one. WORTH This idea is………………………………………………………...because it’s a very bad one. 3. It’s not a good idea to spend so much money on something you don’t really need. POINT There……………………………………………………………..so much money on something you don’t really need. 4. You’re shouting at me, but it’s your own fault that this has happened. GOOD There………………………………………………......at me because it’s your own fault that this has happened. IS POINTLESS ARGUING NOT WORTH CONSIDERING IS NO POINT IN SPENDING IS NO GOOD SHOUTING
  7. 7. WORTH/NO POINT. PRACTICE 1. I argued with her but she wouldn’t change her mind. POINTLESS It………………………………………………………....her; she wouldn’t change her mind. 2. Don’t consider the idea because it’s a very bad one. WORTH This idea is………………………………………………………...because it’s a very bad one. 3. It’s not a good idea to spend so much money on something you don’t really need. POINT There……………………………………………………………..so much money on something you don’t really need. 4. You’re shouting at me, but it’s your own fault that this has happened. GOOD There………………………………………………......at me because it’s your own fault that this has happened. IS POINTLESS ARGUING NOT WORTH CONSIDERING IS NO POINT IN SPENDING IS NO GOOD SHOUTING

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