Student or Learner
Occasionally we come across the construction of 'one pound worth of something' rather than 'one pound's worth of something'.
Is 'one pound worth of something' correct English?
Many thanks in advance.
You can ask for "one pound of pork" meaning one pound in weight, or "one pound's worth of pork" meaning it will cost £1.
You could hear it in some regions, but the standard form would be pound's.
Then how about 'ten pounds worth of something' (which seem to occur much more frequently)? Is it incorrect too?
Thank you again.
It's more normally ten pounds' worth ... .