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    Does it worth?

    Dear Teachers:

    Which is correct and why?

    1) Does it worth?

    2) Is it worth?

    Thanks in advance.

    -Quest

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    Re: Does it worth?

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    Well, neither is a complete statement carrying meaning, but worth here is an adjective, not a verb: How much is it worth?
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    Re: Does it worth?

    Well Quest,

    Both are correct.I agree with Mr.Micawber.It depends on what kind of sentence you use with it.

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    Re: Does it worth?

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    I cannot see #1 as possible. Can anyone make me a sentence with it?
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    Re: Does it worth?

    Umm...am I wrong?


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    Re: Does it worth?

    Actually this sentence is from a poem.(long one)

    {
    I shed a drop of tear,
    Does / Is it worth?
    }

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    Re: Does it worth?

    Hi,

    I agree with MrMicawber.

    Worth cannot be used as a verb. One test for whether a word can be used as a verb is if it is possible to conjugate it

    e.g. If "worth" were a verb, it would be possible to say smth. 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 adjective.
    The verb is : "to be worth" and the only word conjugated here is "be"

    e.g. This antique piece of furniture is worth more than you think it is.


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