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    It is of no use diong something

    Hello
    I checked many dictionaries but none listed all the usages. Most grammar textbooks list several rules and they all seem very confusing.

    1. It is of no use to cry.
    2. It is of no use crying.

    3. It is no use crying.
    4. It is no use to cry.

    5. It is useless to cry
    6. It is useless crying.

    7. There is no use crying.

    Are all the five statements above acceptable? If yes, which is most commonly used and which sounds awkward?

    Thanks!
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    Re: It is of no use diong something

    Quote Originally Posted by Hsiangmin1125 View Post
    Hello
    I checked many dictionaries but none listed all the usages. Most grammar textbooks list several rules and they all seem very confusing.

    1. It is of no use to cry.
    2. It is of no use crying.

    3. It is no use crying.
    4. It is no use to cry.

    5. It is useless to cry
    6. It is useless crying.

    7. There is no use crying.

    Are all the five statements above acceptable? If yes, which is most commonly used and which sounds awkward?

    Thanks!
    There are seven "statements". #1 and # 4 are incorrect. #2 is a bit awkward. The others are OK.

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    Re: It is of no use diong something

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    There are seven "statements". #1 and # 4 are incorrect. #2 is a bit awkward. The others are OK.
    Could you say also in number 7. There is no use in crying?

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    Re: It is of no use diong something

    Quote Originally Posted by MASM View Post
    Could you say also in number 7. There is no use in crying?
    Yes, you could.

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