He didn't come of any use.

Discussion in 'English Only' started by rituparnahoymoy, Dec 6, 2018.

  1. rituparnahoymoy Senior Member

    Assamese -India
    If a person wasn't of any help at all. He wasn't useful.His service didn't help. In such a situation, if I use the sentence " He didn't come of any use".

    Would that be a correct sentence.
     
  2. heypresto

    heypresto Senior Member

    South East England
    English - England
    No. But you could say something like 'He was no use', or 'He was useless'.
     
  3. rituparnahoymoy Senior Member

    Assamese -India
    He might come use to me in the future.

    Or should I say

    He might use to me in the future?
     
  4. heypresto

    heypresto Senior Member

    South East England
    English - England
    He might use to me in the future. :cross:

    He might be of use to me in the future. :tick:
     
  5. rituparnahoymoy Senior Member

    Assamese -India
    He might be of use to me in the future.

    Is "of" optional here?
     
  6. Language Hound Senior Member

    American English
    No.
     
  7. Language Hound Senior Member

    American English
    As explained above, this is meaningless in English.
    You could, however, say: He didn't prove to be useful.

    For the future, you could also say: He might prove (to be) useful to me in the future.
     
  8. rituparnahoymoy Senior Member

    Assamese -India
    Thanks for providing me the idiom.
     

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