The subject is the gerund.
We can read:
Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary: worth sth / doing sth
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English: be worth (doing) something
Murphy (intermediate): It’s worth + ing.
Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary: It will be worth your while to come to the meeting
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English: be worth somebody's while (to do/doing something)
The question is whether we can say: “It will be worth while to come to the meeting”?
My textbook says it is possible, but I am skeptical.
In use as an attributive adjective the words are often joined: 'this is a worthwhile enterprise'.
Last edited by BobK; 03-Nov-2008 at 17:33. Reason: Fix typo