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    #1

    there is no point

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to give me your considered opinion concerning my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    There is no (not much) point in doing that.

    "There is no point in carrying your troubles home with you. You are supposed to leave them in the office." said Tom.

    there is no point = there is no use/no purpose, there is no profit

    be supposed to = be required to, be due to

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    Last edited by vil; 15-Jun-2011 at 13:27.

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    Re: there is no point

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to give me your considered opinion concerning my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    There is no (not much) point in doing that.

    "There is no point in carrying your troubles home with you. You are supposed to leave them in the office." said Tom.

    there is no point = there is no use/no purpose, there is no profit
    I agree.

    be supposed to = be required to, be due to
    Required sounds too forceful, 'Supposed to' is more of a helpful hint, a piece of advice. 'Should' conveys the meaning better. For example, 'You should leave [your troubles] in the office.'


    V.
    Not a teacher only a native.

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