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    Dear teachers,

    David got a roadster, and it was valued at $3 million.

    Which of the following sentence has the same meaning as the decription above.
    1. David had a roadster worth of $3 million.
    2. David had $3 million worth of a roadster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwfine View Post
    1. David had a roadster worth of $3 million.
    2. (David had $3 million worth of a roadster)
    2. David had three million dollars' worth of roadster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
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    Thank you for the help, fivejedjon.
    I see there is an apostrophe in your second answer,
    I don't understand why, could you explain it please, teacher.

    I was using an online dictionary, and I have just copied an example sentence
    of "Worth of" from that web site:
    He keeps in the safe $3 million worth of diamonds.
    Is this example sentence correct? because there is not an apostrophe after the word "million".

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwfine View Post
    Thank you for the help, fivejedjon.
    I see there is an apostrophe in your second answer,
    I don't understand why, could you explain it please, teacher.

    I was using an online dictionary, and I have just copied an example sentence
    of "Worth of" from that web site:
    He keeps in the safe $3 million worth of diamonds.
    Is this example sentence correct? because there is not an apostrophe after the word "million".
    I used the apostrophe because three million dollars' worth has the sense of a worth (value) of three million dollars. Although the apostrophe should be used when the sentence is structured as I structured it, many people do not use it; it is not a tragedy if you don't.

    There is no apostrophe in $3 million worth of diamonds, because we are not taking of a value of million but of (3,000,000) dollars. The apostrophe belongs on the word dollars, but that is contained in the $ sign.

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