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    It is no use crying over spilt milk!

    It is no use crying over spilt milk!

    Why is “It is no use + infinitive” incorrect? i.e. It is no use to cry over spilt milk!

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    Re: It is no use crying over spilt milk!

    Last edited by anhnha; 28-Apr-2013 at 16:54.

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    Re: It is no use crying over spilt milk!

    Hi anhnha

    I’ve read all the threads. Some people just said “It is no use” should be followed by a gerund. They didn’t explain why “It is no use + infinitive” is incorrect.

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    Re: It is no use crying over spilt milk!

    Quote Originally Posted by Winwin2011 View Post
    I’ve read all the threads. Some people just said “It is no use” should be followed by a gerund. They didn’t explain why “It is no use + infinitive” is incorrect.
    Some verbs and expressions are followed only by an infinitive, some only by a gerund, some by either with a similar meaning, some by either but with a different meaning. That's just the way the language is.

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