Everyone's opinion worths a lot

farhankhan2007

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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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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.
 
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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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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to click through from the conjugated listing, then scroll down and read carefully, to discover that the verb to worth is obsolete.
 

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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 [strike]everyones are[/strike].
 

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So can everyone be used as plural?
 
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