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    Hi there,

    I dont know how to use 'worth'. Can you proofread the following sentences?

    It is not worth to do part-time jobs when you are studying at university.

    It is worth to study hard when you are studying at university.

    Pete

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    1. It is not worth it to do part-time jobs when you are studying at university.

    2. It is worth it to study hard when you are studying at university.

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    Hi Pete,
    "Worth it" (used together) means that something has value even when you consider the time/effort/cost.

    Both of your examples should have "worth it."
    It's not worth it to...
    It is worth it to...

    (However, "study hard when you are studying at university" isn't very good style because of the repeating "study." You can say "work hard when you are studying" or "study hard when you are attending..")

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    Hi there

    thanks a lot

    How about this?

    It is not worth working too hard and ignore our family.

    peter

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