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    worth and worthwile

    Dear teachers,

    Is there any difference in meaning between the following two sentences?
    1. The investment is worthwhile.
    2. It is worth the investment.

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang

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    Re: worth and worthwile

    2 is more of a recommendation to invest than 1 IMO. -)

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    Re: worth and worthwile

    Dear tdol,

    Thank you very much for your reply.
    Do you mean 2 is a better sentence? And the meanings of the two are the same?

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    2 is more of a recommendation to invest than 1 IMO. -)

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    Re: worth and worthwile

    It sounds stronger to me. If I were encouraging you to invest, I'd use it, but the first might be a basic assessment.

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    Re: worth and worthwile


    Dear tdol,

    Thank you very much for your explanation. Now I see.

    Best wishes,

    Jiang

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    It sounds stronger to me. If I were encouraging you to invest, I'd use it, but the first might be a basic assessment.

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    Re: worth and worthwile

    You're welcome, Jiang.

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