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alicevideira
Portugal

Help needed
 
 Are all these sentences correct?
 
 
1. There is no point pretending that we are immune to publicity.
2. There is no point in pretending that we are immune to publicity.
 
3. There is no use thinking that you can target teenagers without publicity.
4. There is no use in thinking that you can target teenagers without publicity. 
 
 
 
 
Thanks! 
 
 
  

9 Apr 2018      



samsjrjr
Brazil

I guess grammatically they are ok, but without the in it sounds better for me. 

9 Apr 2018     



alicevideira
Portugal

Thanks!
 
 

9 Apr 2018     



redcamarocruiser
United States

I think you need the "in" . Without the in, it sounds like something is missing (it sounds VERY casual or sloppy to me).

9 Apr 2018     



yanogator
United States

I think I agree with Mary that "in" is necessary.
 
Bruce 

9 Apr 2018     



Jayho
Australia

They sound perfectly natural to me, with or without the ´in ´.  I immediately thought it must be a form of ellipsis so I googled ´ellipsis prepositions ´ and found this link which might be of use, as well as this link
 
Cheers
 
Jayho 
 
 

11 Apr 2018     



alicevideira
Portugal

11 Apr 2018     



jannabanna
France

As a Brit, I would say without the "in".  That ´s more common in the UK, anyway!
 
Janet 

13 Apr 2018