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    "WILL WORTH" OR "WILL BE WORTH"?

    Hello teachers.

    I have a doubt, a very basic one but I haven't found an answer to it yet.

    It's about the verb "WORTH".

    Someone told me that it is incorrect to write the verb WORTH without the verb "to be" first. For example:

    "This cellphone will be worth 250 dollars next month" - CORRECT
    "This cellpone will worth 250 dollars next month" - INCORRECT

    OR

    "This is worth ten dollars"
    "This worths ten dollars"

    WHICH ONE IS CORRECT OR INCORRECT?

    I want to know because I've found several web-pages in which they say that WORTH is a verb and can be conjugated in all the tenses (like in VERBIX.COM)

    So I would like to know when is it correct to use "to be worth" and when to use "worth" as a normal verb.

    Thank you.

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    Re: "WILL WORTH" OR "WILL BE WORTH"?

    Quote Originally Posted by dianaub View Post
    Hello teachers.

    I have a doubt, a very basic one but I haven't found an answer to it yet.

    It's about the verb "WORTH".

    Someone told me that it is incorrect to write the verb WORTH without the verb "to be" first. For example:

    "This cellphone will be worth 250 dollars next month" - CORRECT
    "This cellphone will worth 250 dollars next month" - INCORRECT

    OR

    "This is worth ten dollars"
    "This worths ten dollars"

    WHICH ONE IS CORRECT OR INCORRECT?

    I want to know because I've found several web-pages in which they say that WORTH is a verb and can be conjugated in all the tenses (like in VERBIX.COM)

    So I would like to know when is it correct to use "to be worth" and when to use "worth" as a normal verb.

    Thank you.
    "Worth" is not a verb.

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    Re: "WILL WORTH" OR "WILL BE WORTH"?

    They wasn't worth much.
    They weren't supposed to have been worth much.

    If they had done the job they would have been considered worthy much more.
    also is it possible to say

    If they did the job they would be considered worthy much more.

    How to say this sentences correctly?

    Thanks

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    Re: "WILL WORTH" OR "WILL BE WORTH"?

    ***Neither a teacher nor a native speaker.***

    Quote Originally Posted by e2e4 View Post
    They weren't worth much.
    If they did the job, they would be worth much more.

    How to say this sentence correctly?

    Thanks
    Remember: You can't use do with an adjective.
    Use any form of be with adjectivces.

    Cheers!

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    Re: "WILL WORTH" OR "WILL BE WORTH"?

    But please look at my sentences again after I've added some of them.

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    Re: "WILL WORTH" OR "WILL BE WORTH"?

    Change "worthy" to "worth" in the second set of examples.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: "WILL WORTH" OR "WILL BE WORTH"?

    Now I can go to get some sleep.

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    Re: "WILL WORTH" OR "WILL BE WORTH"?

    And I wish you sweet dreams!
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: "WILL WORTH" OR "WILL BE WORTH"?

    I've slept pretty well.


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    Re: "WILL WORTH" OR "WILL BE WORTH"?

    Ok, so worth can be either a noun or an adjective!

    Thanks a lott!!!

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