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    #1

    be no use

    When use is a verb it is pronounced /Ju:z/ but when it is a noun is pronounced /ju:s/
    In the expression 'be no use' is it a noun or verb? And what is it pronounced?
    e.g. It is no use arguing with him.
    e.g. There is no use arguing with him.

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    Re: be no use

    It functions as a noun, and is pronounced as the noun.

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    Re: be no use

    ...and the noun is part of a verb phrase 'be [of] no use'.

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