Money is not worth having

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




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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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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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...'.
 
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