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    what's more worth of it

    I am a non-native speaker, and am composing an article now. I wrote down a sentence like, he is smart, and what's more worth of it is that he's rather working hard. My question is the use of "what's more worth of it" is correct in the sentence or not? I've tried some google search, but have no idea yet...

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    #2

    Re: what's more worth of it

    Quote Originally Posted by owl33 View Post
    I am a non-native speaker, and am composing an article now.
    Hello owl33, and welcome to the forum.

    Quote Originally Posted by owl33 View Post
    I wrote down the sentence: like, "He is smart, and what's more worth of it is that he's rather working hard."

    My question is I wonder if the use of "what's more worth of it" is correct in the sentence or not. I've tried some doing a Google search, but I have no idea if the expression is natural. yet...
    I enclosed what's more worth of it in double quotation marks, and tried Google. I got zero hits.

    Consider:

    He's smart and, what's more, he's hard working.

    By the way, the above is not suitable for formal contexts. What kind of article are you writing?

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    #3

    Re: what's more worth of it

    The combination of words what's more worth of it is not possible in any English sentence.

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    #4

    Re: what's more worth of it

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    Hello owl33, and welcome to the forum.



    I enclosed what's more worth of it in double quotation marks, and tried Google. I got zero hits.

    Consider:

    He's smart and, what's more, he's hard working.

    By the way, the above is not suitable for formal contexts. What kind of article are you writing?
    Thanks for the correction and suggestion. Is a cover letter formal? I tend to use "and, what's more" because it can express the feeling I want.
    Last edited by owl33; 16-Jul-2019 at 07:50.

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    #5

    Re: what's more worth of it

    What's more is common enough, used in an informal context to add on to something said earlier. Why would you want to add worth of it?
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    #6

    Re: what's more worth of it

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    What's more is common enough, used in an informal context to add on to something said earlier. Why would you want to add worth of it?
    In that article, I mention A, which is a good thing, but in my mind, that is in vain or pitiful if somebody just has the quality of A without doing B. So, I am trying to say that there are some people they not only have A but also B, which is something good on something good. Only A cannot show the value of anything, while A plus B shows something valuable but this is not easy to have. It's like: He has A, and what's more valuable of that is if he can also do B... but again, "what's more valuable of it" seems not common in sentences, right?

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    #7

    Re: what's more worth of it

    Quote Originally Posted by owl33 View Post
    what's more valuable of it" seems not common in sentences, right?
    It is not a possible construction in English.

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    #8

    Re: what's more worth of it

    Quote Originally Posted by owl33 View Post
    (just to cross out the word what)
    owl, you didn't need to make a new post to do that.

    If you notice a mistake after you have posted, click Edit Post, make your corrections, and click Save.

    You have 24 hours to do this.

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    #9

    Re: what's more worth of it

    Stick with what's more. Don't add any more words.

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