point

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point
‘point’
A point is something you say that expresses an idea, opinion, or fact.
That's a very good point.
I want to make a quick point about safety.
A point is also an aspect or detail of something, or a part of a person's character.
The two books have many points in common.
One of his best points is his confidence.
‘the point’
The point is the most important fact in a situation.
The point is that everyone is welcome to join.
I'll come straight to the point. You didn't get the job.
The point of doing something is the reason for doing it.
What was the point of asking him when you knew he'd say no?
I don't see the point of learning all this boring stuff.
‘no point’
If you say that there is no point in doing something, you mean that it has no purpose or will not achieve anything.
There's no point in talking to you if you won't listen.
There was not much point in thinking about it.
Be careful
Don't say ‘there is no point to do’ something or ‘it is no point in doing’ something.
‘full stop’
Don't refer to the punctuation mark (.) which comes at the end of a sentence as a ‘point’. In British English, it is called a full stop. In American English, it is called a period.
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