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Would you be kind enough to give me your considered opinion concerning my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?
I have made a point of traveling with a large sack filled to the brim with books to suit every possible occasion and every mood.
Blackberries tasted on rain. Soames made a point of eating one every year and by the flavor could tell what sort of year it had been.
make a point of doing something = insist on doing something, direct someone’s attention to, consider doing something one’s duty
However here is my card, since you make a point.
make something a point = press for something
Last edited by vil; 15-Jun-2011 at 13:52.
I think you have the gist of the phrase.
'Make a point' of something is used to emphasise an action, it was a conscious decision to do something.
Your last example, 'However here is my card, since you make a point', has a different meaning. Here, make a point', means 'made sense' or 'was persuasive.
They are my interpretations anyway, a teacher may be able to explain this better.