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    Worth

    Hi guys,

    Please check. Can I say "He isn't worth enough to be my gym partner" or "that I make him my gym partner".

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    Re: Worth

    The first is grammatical but its meaning is unclear.
    "He isn't worth enough" suggests he doesn't have much money. How does that relate to being a gym partner?

    The second is not grammatical.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Worth

    Perhaps you mean 'He isn't worthy of being my gym partner', meaning 'He doesn't deserve to be my gym partner' or 'He isn't good enough to be my gym partner'.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 14-Aug-2014 at 22:28.

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    Re: Worth

    So "Worthy" means good enough and "he is worth" enough means he is rich or he has money. But then why it is said "You are worth it"?
    Last edited by tufguy; 18-Aug-2014 at 15:53.

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    Re: Worth

    The difference is in the word "enough"

    "Worth enough" suggests monetary value.
    "Worth it" or just "worth" suggests effort or difficulty.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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