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    #1

    Are these sentences correct and why?

    1.It isn't worth while marrying her.
    2.She did nothing but cry.
    What I want to know are:
    -Why is 'marrying' used after 'while' (I know we have the structure 'it is worth doing sth' but 'while' should be followed by a clause)
    -Why 'cry' not 'cried'
    Thanks a lot

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    Re: Are these sentences correct and why?

    Quote Originally Posted by ha179 View Post
    1.It isn't worth while marrying her.
    2.She did nothing but cry.
    What I want to know are:
    -Why is 'marrying' used after 'while' (I know we have the structure 'it is worth doing sth' but 'while' should be followed by a clause)
    -Why 'cry' not 'cried'
    Thanks a lot
    "Worthwhile" is one word, see here: worthwhile - Definition of worthwhile adjective from Cambridge Dictionary Online: Free English Dictionary and Thesaurus

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