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    #1

    Only two of the nine are usually worth being watched/ watching.

    1."Only two of the nine are usually worth being watched/ watching"


    I'm just wondering why the answer is 'watching' not 'being watched'


    Also,

    2. She is worth loving.

    3. She is worth being loved.


    4, This book is worth reading.

    5. This book is worth being read.


    6.This book is easy to read.

    7. This book is easy to be read.

    I wonder only 2, 4 and 6 is grammatical and make sense.





    Thank you.
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    #2

    Re: Only two of the nine are usually worth being watched/ watching.

    Who said or where did you read that only 2,4 and 6 are worth being used?

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    #3

    Re: Only two of the nine are usually worth being watched/ watching.

    Well.....for the same reason with sentence 1 - maybe.

    The answer for sentence 1 is watching, so I thought only 2, 4 and 6 are grammatically correct.

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    #4

    Re: Only two of the nine are usually worth being watched/ watching.

    Quote Originally Posted by wotcha View Post
    The answer for sentence 1 is watching, so I thought only 2, 4 and 6 are grammatically correct.
    I think so, too.

    COCA has only only 23 citations of worth plus a passive -ing form as against 6,674 for the active form.

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    #5

    Re: Only two of the nine are usually worth being watched/ watching.

    I agree.

    She is worth loving.
    She is worthy of being loved.

    This book is worth reading.
    This book is worthy of being read.

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    #6

    Re: Only two of the nine are usually worth being watched/ watching.

    I'll add mine to make it 24.

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