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1

There's no point in _____ (have) a car if you never use it.

There's no point in having a car if you never use it. (il est inutile)

There's no point in working if you don't need money.

There's no point in hurrying if you got plenty of time.

Note: We usually say "the point of doing something".

What's the point of having a car if you never use it?

2

There's no use / It's no use _____ (worry) about it.

There's no use / It's no use worrying about it. (il/ça ne sert à rien)

 

There's no use asking Dave. He doesn't know anything.

There's no use applying for the job. I know you wouldn't get it.

3

It's not worth ___ (take) a taxi.

It's not worth taking a taxi. (ça ne vaut pas la peine)

Our flight was very early, so it wasn't worth going to bed.

Note: You can say "a movie is worth seeing", "a book is worth reading".

Thieves broke into the house but didn't take anything. There was nothing worth stealing.

4

Have trouble/difficulty/problem  _____ (do) something.

Have trouble/difficulty/problem doing something.

I had no trouble finding a place to live.

Did you have a trouble getting a visa?

I had problem finding a place to live.

5

After spend/waste/busy we use ___.

After spend/waste/busy we use ing.

He spent hours trying to repair the clock.

I waste a lot of time daydreaming.

She was to busy doing other things.

 

6

We use go + verb + ___ for number of activities (especially sports).

We use go + verb + ing for number of activities (especially sports).

How often do you go swimming.

I'd like to go skiing.

When was the las time you went shopping?

I've never gone sailing.

7

Don't try to study if you feel tired. ___'_ no p___ in (try) to study if you feel tired.

Don't try to study if you feel tired. There's no point in trying to study if you feel tired. (il est inutile)

8

Michelle has two horses. She goes ___ (ride) regularly.

Michelle has two horses. She goes riding regularly.

9

I managed to get a visa, but it was difficult. I had tr____  __ (get) a visa.

I managed to get a visa, but it was difficult. I had trouble getting a visa.

We aslo use "difficulty" or "problem".

10

She had no di____ ___ (get) a job.

She had no difficulty getting a job.

11

Every morning I spend about an hour _____ (read) the newspaper.

Every morning I spend about an hour reading the newspaper.

12

Where's Dan? He went ___ (shop).

Where's Dan? He went shopping.

13

Well, stay at home. There's no point __ (go) out tonight if you don't want to.

Well, stay at home. There's no point in going out tonight if you don't want to.

14

Do you have a problem _____ (understand) him?

Do you have a problem understanding him?

15

Just stay calm. There's no point in ___ (get) angry.

Just stay calm. There's no point in getting angry.

16

Robbie lives by the ocean, so he often goes ____ (sail). 

Robbie lives by the ocean, so he often goes sailing