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    kelvin123 is offline Junior Member
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    "worth" "worthy"

    What are the differences of "worth" and"worthy" in usage when they are both adjective.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kelvin123 View Post
    What are the differences of "worth" and"worthy" in usage when they are both adjective.
    thank you
    You can not use worthy to express an amount As:
    a necklace worth $10,000, a person worth millions

    Similarly you can not use worth to express something noble/helping other people.
    The money will go to a worthy cause.
    I'm sure his motives were worthy.

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    Re: "worth" "worthy"

    Sorry that I am still not understand.

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    Re: "worth" "worthy"

    Quote Originally Posted by kelvin123 View Post
    What are the differences of "worth" and"worthy" in usage when they are both adjective.
    thank you
    Worth as an adjective, means that it has a value or having wealth, e.g.

    I don’t think it is worth the money.

    She is worth her weight in gold.

    He is worth millions


    Worthy

    Worthy describes merit, something which someone or something has earned, e.g.

    He won the boxing match, he is the worthy champion.

    This is a book worthy of praise.

    The International Red Cross is a worthy cause
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    Last edited by Hamburg; 06-Sep-2009 at 16:45. Reason: Someone/something ... forgot something

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