usefulness


usefulness
noun
ADJECTIVE
limited, some
general
practical
potential
VERB + USEFULNESS
have
increase
diminish, limit, reduce

Badly written questions limit the usefulness of questionnaires.

lose

Many people claim that the word has lost its usefulness.

assess, determine, evaluate, examine
question
demonstrate, prove
outlive

The advisory group has outlived its usefulness.

PREPOSITION
of … usefulness

The theory is of limited usefulness.

usefulness for

the exam's usefulness for ranking students

usefulness in

the drug's usefulness in the treatment of cancer

usefulness to

The report is of potential usefulness to the government.


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