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    #1

    It's no use trying to lift the safe on your own. You need somebody to help you.

    It's no use trying to lift the safe on your own. You need somebody to help you.

    Is the sentence OK? Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: It's no use trying to lift the safe on your own. You need somebody to help you.

    Fine.

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    #3

    Re: It's no use trying to lift the safe on your own. You need somebody to help you.

    - so long as it means 'Don't bother trying. You just won't be able to do it' - which is what no use means here.

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    #4

    Re: It's no use trying to lift the safe on your own. You need somebody to help you.

    How about the following sentence? Is it also correct?
    It's no use in trying to lift the safe on your own. You need somebody to help you.

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    #5

    Re: It's no use trying to lift the safe on your own. You need somebody to help you.

    No. Adding 'in' makes the sentence incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: It's no use trying to lift the safe on your own. You need somebody to help you.

    As an NES but not a teacher, I believe "in" would work in the context of "There's no harm in trying to ..........", although not in the current context.

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    #7

    Re: It's no use trying to lift the safe on your own. You need somebody to help you.

    Or There's no point in trying...

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    Re: It's no use trying to lift the safe on your own. You need somebody to help you.

    Thanks, actually I have consulted "no use" in my dictionary and seen the sentence:
    There is no use in crying about your broken bike.
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    #9

    Re: It's no use trying to lift the safe on your own. You need somebody to help you.

    That's not the same as 'It's no use in trying...'

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