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    How to use 'be of'? Why the sentence 'he is of power' is incorrect?

    It is of no interest to me. (of no interest=not interesting?)


    Coal is of great importance to the development of industry.(of great importance=very important?)

    Thanks,and please forgive my poor English,any advice and suggestions for improvement will be gratefully accepted!
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    Re: How to use 'be of'? Why the sentence 'he is of power' is incorrect?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hiya Raymond View Post
    It is of no interest to me. (of no interest=not interesting?)


    Coal is of great importance to the development of industry.(of great importance=very important?)

    Thanks,and please forgive my poor English,any advice and suggestions for improvement will be gratefully accepted!
    It is simply not idiomatic English.

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