Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts


1) having no use or purpose
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    • a pointless task/plan/request
  • Analysis
    'Pointless' is an adjective used to describe something that is a waste of time or has no valuable use, sense or purpose. "This training course is pointless, we know all of this already." "Having traffic lights on a quiet road seems pointless to me." This is an adjective you can use in social and professional contexts.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. John knew that asking the airline for an upgrade was pointless. They never did anything for their customers!
    2. Everyone knew the plan would fail. It was pointless to even consider it.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. The training we organised for our employees was pointless. Procedures have been changed again.
    2. Reading books about topics related to your industry is never pointless, that is why we are creating a company book club.
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