Results 1 to 4 of 4
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Swedish
      • Home Country:
      • Sweden
      • Current Location:
      • Sweden

    • Join Date: Jun 2013
    • Posts: 18
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #1

    Exclamation Make a point in finding out

    Hi there. There is this sentence and I couldn't figure out what it meant exactly.

    "I'd like to know who he is, what he does. And I think I'll make a point in finding out."

    As far as I know, "making a point" is putting forward an idea of yours. And then people would usually respond like: "He has a point" or "He made a good point"

    But that meaning does not match with the sentence. What do you think?

  1. bhaisahab's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England

    • Join Date: Apr 2008
    • Posts: 25,278
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #2

    Re: Make a point in finding out

    Quote Originally Posted by kiezel52 View Post
    Hi there. There is this sentence and I couldn't figure out what it meant exactly.

    "I'd like to know who he is, what he does. And I think I'll make a point in finding out."

    As far as I know, "making a point" is putting forward an idea of yours. And then people would usually respond like: "He has a point" or "He made a good point"

    But that meaning does not match with the sentence. What do you think?
    It should be "make a point of".

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Swedish
      • Home Country:
      • Sweden
      • Current Location:
      • Sweden

    • Join Date: Jun 2013
    • Posts: 18
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #3

    Re: Make a point in finding out

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    It should be "make a point of".
    Yes, it is actually. Thanks for correcting. But I still don't understand what it means in that sentence.

    Does it mean that he will work hard to find out?

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Mar 2009
    • Posts: 3,505
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #4

    Re: Make a point in finding out

    Quote Originally Posted by kiezel52 View Post
    Hi there. There is this sentence and I couldn't figure out what it meant exactly.

    "I'd like to know who he is, what he does. And I think I'll make a point in finding out."

    As far as I know, "making a point" is putting forward an idea of yours. And then people would usually respond like: "He has a point" or "He made a good point"

    But that meaning does not match with the sentence. What do you think?
    In that context "to make a point in/of" would mean "to have an objective of" (in your example, finding out about who he is etc).

Similar Threads

  1. [Grammar] Finding trust and love is not always easy to make
    By sky3120 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 14-Nov-2012, 02:46
  2. make his point
    By Ju in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 28-Feb-2012, 23:15
  3. [General] make one’s point
    By vil in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 27-Jun-2011, 17:10
  4. [General] make a point of doing something / make something a point
    By vil in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 15-Jun-2011, 16:53
  5. to make a point of doing something
    By beachboy in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 15-Jul-2009, 19:43

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •