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There is a little point in doing anything about it.

This sentence is completely unclear to me. I’ve been trying to translate it, but it is nonsense in my native language. Could you explain the meaning of the sentence in another way?

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I think it should be:

There is little point in doing anything about it.

Here little point meaning is like little reason or not a lot of reason, as in:

There is not a lot of reason in doing anything about it.

It is between no reason (not doing something) and good reason (possibly doing something).
A "reason" is the case you would make to do something, in the context of this sentence.

  • Can we say There is not a lot of reason in doing anything for it whit the same meaning? – Dmitrii Bundin Aug 16 '14 at 5:17
  • @DmitryFucintv It depends on what "it" is, and the larger context. "for it" probably only works with living things ("for him", "for the cat", etc.). – user3169 Aug 16 '14 at 13:14

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