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    one pound worth of pork

    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.

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    Re: one pound worth of pork

    No

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    Re: one pound worth of pork

    No.

    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.

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    Re: one pound worth of pork

    You could hear it in some regions, but the standard form would be pound's.

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    Re: one pound worth of pork

    Then how about 'ten pounds worth of something' (which seem to occur much more frequently)? Is it incorrect too?

    Thank you again.

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    Re: one pound worth of pork

    It's more normally ten pounds' worth ... .

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    Re: one pound worth of pork

    Quote Originally Posted by joham View Post
    Then how about 'ten pounds' worth of something' (which seem to occur much more frequently)? Is it incorrect too?

    Thank you again.
    No, with the addition of the apostrophe after the "s", that is fine in exactly the same way as "one pound's worth" is, as long as you are talking about the price, not the weight.

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