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    Default Letís come back to the point at issue

    Hello,

    In the sentence, 'Letís come back to the point at issue' I don't quite understand why no determiner is used before the issue. Could you explain why? The second question would be whether the at can be replaced with 'of'.

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    Default Re: Letís come back to the point at issue

    'At issue' is a set phrase meaning 'under discussion'.

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