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    worth while and worthwhile

    Dear teachers,

    Could you please explain if there is any difference between "worth while" and "worthwhile" in the two sentences:

    a. It is worth while pointing out that heating may bring about certain change in the structure of any material.

    b. It is worthwhile pointing out that heating may bring about certain change in the structure of any material.

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang

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    Re: worth while and worthwhile

    Quote Originally Posted by jiang View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Could you please explain if there is any difference between "worth while" and "worthwhile" in the two sentences:

    a. It is worth while pointing out that heating may bring about certain change in the structure of any material.

    b. It is worthwhile pointing out that heating may bring about certain change in the structure of any material.

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang
    "worthwhile" is correct.
    I think "worth while" is a mistake for "worthwhile". I know it's used a lot.

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