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    I need help with the word "worth".
    Can "worth" be used as a verb?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chimpi
    I need help with the word "worth".
    Can "worth" be used as a verb?
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    No, it can't. One test for whether a word can be used as a verb is whether it is possible to conjugate it. For example, if 'worth' were a verb, it would be possible to say something like "Last year, I was worthed a million dollars." However, this is ungrammatical. The proper sentence would be "Last year, I was worth a million dollars." 'Worth' may only be used as a noun or an adjective.

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    Thanks a lot.

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