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    bieasy is offline Senior Member
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    Cool worth it & worthwhile

    Hi,

    Which sentence is correct?

    This journey is worth to be undertaken.

    This journey is worthwhile to be undertaken.

    If none of them, please correct it....

    And is the participle "undertaken" correctly used?

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    Re: worth it & worthwhile

    i'd like to follow this thread up. thanks.

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    Re: worth it & worthwhile

    This journey is worth to be undertaken. - incorrect

    - This journey is worth taking.

    This journey is worthwhile to be undertaken. -incorrect

    - This journey has been a most worthwhile experience.

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    Re: worth it & worthwhile

    Quote Originally Posted by bieasy View Post
    Hi,

    Which sentence is correct?

    This journey is worth to be undertaken.

    This journey is worthwhile to be undertaken.

    If none of them, please correct it....

    And is the participle "undertaken" correctly used?
    undertake = to do or begin to do something, especially something that will take a long time or be difficult

    "This journey is/was worth taking."
    "This journey is/was worth undertaking" will have the implication of something serious and difficult.

    Have you undertaken to complete this exercise today?
    The students had undertaken a number of new experiments.


    "It is worthwhile to take this journey."
    "Going to see the professor was worthwhile. I have an extension on submitting my thesis."

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    bieasy is offline Senior Member
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    Cool Re: worth it & worthwhile

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    undertake = to do or begin to do something, especially something that will take a long time or be difficult

    "This journey is/was worth taking."
    "This journey is/was worth undertaking" will have the implication of something serious and difficult.

    Have you undertaken to complete this exercise today?
    The students had undertaken a number of new experiments.


    "It is worthwhile to take this journey."
    "Going to see the professor was worthwhile. I have an extension on submitting my thesis."
    So, we can't use the infinitive after "worth", can we? "To take" instead of "taking"would be wrong?

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    bieasy is offline Senior Member
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    Cool Re: worth it & worthwhile

    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    This journey is worth to be undertaken. - incorrect

    - This journey is worth taking.

    This journey is worthwhile to be undertaken. -incorrect

    - This journey has been a most worthwhile experience.
    Thank you!

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    Re: worth it & worthwhile

    Quote Originally Posted by bieasy View Post
    So, we can't use the infinitive after "worth", can we? "To take" instead of "taking"would be wrong?
    That's right - it would be wrong.

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