What is wrong with the sentence "It really doesn't worth $20"?

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Yesterday I said this to a native speaker, then he mocked me with "You really doesn't English".
Is there any grammatical mistake I have made in this sentence? :-(
 

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Yesterday I said this to a native speaker, then he mocked me with "You really doesn't English".
[STRIKE]Is there[/STRIKE] Did I make any grammatical mistakes [STRIKE]I have made[/STRIKE] in [STRIKE]this[/STRIKE] that sentence? :-(

Welcome to the forum. :hi:

It wasn't very nice of that native speaker to mock you. However, he was right that your sentence is not correct. You should have said "It really isn't worth $20". We use a form of the verb "to be" there.

This car is worth $1000.
This car isn't worth $2000.
 

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The mistake (which is a common one with people for whom English is a second language) was to use worth as a verb. You could say It really doesn't justify spending twenty dollars, using to do as an auxiliary verb. But worth twenty dollars is an adjective phrase which must be attached to the verb to be.
 

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"You really doesn't English"? Are you sure that's what he/she said?
 

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It should be:

"It really isn't worth $20."

"worth" isn't a verb. And the guy you talked to is an a**hole.
 
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Thanks, Bubba. Somehow I missed the entire context and made an earlier comment that wasn't even part of the conversation.
 
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