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    bieasy is offline Senior Member
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    Cool worth

    Hi,

    Do you say:

    Life is worth to be lived / The spectacle is worth being seen / It was worth doing it /

    Can you correct me please?

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    Re: worth

    Hi, Bieasy,

    'Life is worth living.'

    'The spectacle is worth seeing.'

    'It was worth doing.'

    Rover

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    Cool Re: worth

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Hi, Bieasy,

    'Life is worth living.'

    'The spectacle is worth seeing.'

    'It was worth doing.'

    Rover
    Thanks. But why do I hear 'was it worth it?' They use twice the pronoun 'it'. Isn't it redundant?

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    Re: worth

    No, it is not redundant.

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    Re: worth

    Quote Originally Posted by bieasy View Post
    Thanks. But why do I hear 'was it worth it?' They use twice the pronoun 'it'. Isn't it redundant?
    "The spectacle was worth seeing."
    "It was worth it."
    It(1) = the spectacle.
    it(2) = seeing.

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