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    #1

    Why bother?

    Steve: Should I call the restaurant and see if we can get a table tonight?
    Jack: Why bother? You know they'll be full.


    If you don't understand at all why someone spends time to do something, do you say "Why bother?"
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    #2

    Re: Why bother?

    Yes, you can.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: Why bother?

    It is also used to indicate a sense of resignation.
    Why bother = there's no point in trying

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    Re: Why bother?

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    It is also used to indicate a sense of resignation.
    Why bother = there's no point in trying
    Could you give me an example of "why bother," which indicates a sense of resignation, teechar?

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    Re: Why bother?

    Why bother calling the restaurant as it must be full by now?
    I am not a teacher.

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