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    Smile Money is not worth having

    Money is not worth having if you don't know how to make right use of it.
    Money is not worthy of being had if you don't know how to make right use of it.
    Money is not worthy to be had if you don't know how to make right use of it.




    Do all of the above sound right and mean about the same to you? Thanks.

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    Re: Money is not worth having

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    Money is not worth having if you don't know how to make right use of it.
    Money is not worthy of being had if you don't know how to make right use of it.
    Money is not worthy to be had if you don't know how to make right use of it.




    Do all of the above sound right and mean about the same to you? Thanks.
    The only one close to sounding right is the first one, but use 'good' instead of "right". (... to make good use of it.)

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    Smile Re: Money is not worth having

    Quote Originally Posted by 2006 View Post
    The only one close to sounding right is the first one, but use 'good' instead of "right". (... to make good use of it.)
    Thanks, 2006.

    But could you tell my why the other two don't work?
    Does the following do the trick?

    Money is not worthy of having if you don't know how to make good use of it.

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    Re: Money is not worth having

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    Thanks, 2006.

    But could you tell my why the other two don't work?
    Does the following do the trick?

    Money is not worthy of having if you don't know how to make good use of it.
    We generally don't talk about things, such as money, being "worthy of...". Mostly people, and perhaps animals, are "worthy of.......".
    Things are mostly "worth..." or "not worth...".

    However, "worthy' is sometimes used for things:
    A 'worthy cause' is a cause worth supporting.
    A 'worthy proposal' is (worth considering)(worthy of consideration).

    But in your sentences, we wouldn't say 'Money is not worthy...'.
    Last edited by 2006; 15-Jan-2008 at 20:21. Reason: revision

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