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    Everyone's opinion worths a lot

    Hello all,

    Please let me know which one of these sentences sound correct?

    1) Everyone's opinion worths a lot.
    2) Everyone opinion worths a lot.
    3) Everyone opinion worth a lot.
    4) Everyone's opinions worth a lot.

    As I understand everyone is always used as singular. But I have also seen people using "everyone's".
    And never have I come across "worths". When I read online I came to know the plural and third person singular for "worth" is "worths".
    So I think the second statement is correct but that does not sound okay to me.
    The first and the fourth one sound okay to me.

    Thankyou.

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    #2

    Re: Everyone's opinion worths a lot

    Write "Everyone's opinion is worth a lot," or, better, "Everyone's opinion is important."

    If you found a site that lists a third-person singular (or any conjugation) for "worth", you should stop visiting it. "Worth" is an adjective or (according to some analysts) a preposition, not a verb.
    Last edited by GoesStation; 06-May-2017 at 02:13. Reason: Obviously not a noun. Thanks.
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    Re: Everyone's opinion worths a lot

    Sure thanks, I actually read it on wiktionary.org
    https://en.m.wiktionary.org/wiki/worths

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    #4

    Re: Everyone's opinion worths a lot

    That Wiktionary entry also lists the verb form as obsolete.

    I was unaware it was even ever used as a verb.
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    Re: Everyone's opinion worths a lot

    I'd say Wiktionary should revise how they present information. You have to click through from the conjugated listing, then scroll down and read carefully, to discover that the verb to worth is obsolete.
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    #6

    Re: Everyone's opinion worths a lot

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    "Everyone's opinion is worth a lot."
    I'd say the 'worth' in this example is an adjective.

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    #7

    Re: Everyone's opinion worths a lot

    Quirke et al (1985.1064) have it as a preposition.

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    Re: Everyone's opinion worths a lot

    Quote Originally Posted by farhankhan2007 View Post
    As I understand everyone is always used as singular. But I have also seen people using "everyone's".
    This is the possessive form, not the plural. It is still singular. The plural would be everyones are.

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    Re: Everyone's opinion worths a lot

    So can everyone be used as plural?

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    Re: Everyone's opinion worths a lot

    'Everyone' is singular. It presents a number of people as individuals, each being one person.

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