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    #1

    worth/worth it

    1-We have to pay two thousand dollars to him to steal the data for us. But we won't get caught and I think it is worth not getting caught.
    2-We have to pay two thousand dollars to him to steal the data for us. But we won't get caught and I think it is worth it not getting caught.

    3-We have to spend two thousand dollars but it is worth to hire someone else to do the job for you.

    4-We have to spend two thousand dollars but it is worth it to hire someone else to do the job for you.


    It seems to me that '2' and '4' are correct. But I am not sure at all.

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    Re: worth/worth it

    4 is, but 2 doesn't work for me. 3 doesn't either.

    With the first pair, I'd use I think it is worth it if we don't get caught, and/which we won't.

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    #3

    Re: worth/worth it

    In sentence 3, will it work if "worth" is changed to "worthwhile"?

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    Re: worth/worth it

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    In sentence 3, will it work if "worth" is changed to "worthwhile"?
    No.

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