Woods wrote:How far is that sentence correct/idiomatic:
It will turn things into your (I mean both of yours) advantage.
Woods wrote:Can I sneak in one more:
You never understand what the point in it is (that's how I would say it)
You never understand what's the point in it (some people would write it this way, and I just caught myself typing it - how correct would that be?)
Woods wrote:It seems they're using three different variants - in, of and the present participle without a preposition - interchangeably.
Dormouse559 wrote:sent participle only appear after "no/any point". The only instances of "of" are after "the point". Though I'd never noticed that pattern before, it pretty much matches my usage. By contrast, "There's no point of doing sth" sounds wrong to me, as does "What's the point (in) doing sth?"
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