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    US$82.5 million worth of goods

    The country exported US$82.5 million worth of goods to Myanmar and imported $84.8 million worth that year.
    Does the phrase "worth of" fit with the definition?

    1. 20$/$100, etc. worth of sth the amount of something that you could buy for 20$/$100, etc:
    $4 million worth of souvenirs and gift items have been produced for the event.
    (from Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary)

    How about the sentence bellow?
    The country exported goods worth US$82.5 millions to Myanmar and imported $84.8 million worth that year.

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    Re: US$82.5 million worth of goods

    Quote Originally Posted by anhnha View Post
    The country exported US$82.5 million worth of goods to Myanmar and imported $84.8 million worth that year.
    Does the phrase "worth of" fit with the definition?
    Yes.

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    20$/$100, etc. worth of sth the amount of something that you could buy for 20$/$100, etc: I'm surprised the dictionary put '$' after '20' rather than before it.
    $4 million worth of souvenirs and gift items have been produced for the event.
    (from Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary)

    How about the sentence below?

    The country exported goods worth US$82.5 millionto Myanmar and imported $84.8 million worth that year.
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    Re: US$82.5 million worth of goods

    I'm surprised the dictionary put '$' after '20' rather than before it.
    Oops, that is my mistake not the dictionary! I typed it and thought that it was same as my native language.
    The country exported goods worth US$82.5 million to Myanmar and imported $84.8 million worth that year.
    Can you explain why "million" here doesn't have plural form?

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    Re: US$82.5 million worth of goods

    It's the standard usage.

    We say 'Two hundred', 'four thousand', 'five billion' etc.

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