"worth confident" or "confident worth"

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When indicating something worth enough, where must we put "worth" before or after the word meriting be worth? Is there any kind of exceptions, rules?

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Do you mean sentences that say

That job is not worth the hassle.

That vase is not worth two hundred dollars.

or are you talking about worthy or worthiness?

Please give sample sentences. English is too complex to figure out word by word. We must see the context of your questions!!
 

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Do you mean sentences that say

That job is not worth the hassle.

That vase is not worth two hundred dollars.

or are you talking about worthy or worthiness?

Please give sample sentences. English is too complex to figure out word by word. We must see the context of your questions!!

For instance, I read that a book is "worth reading" meaning this book is good to spend time in it, but what I ask is if is there a rule that put worth always before, or can we put it after the word. I don't know but it sounds better to say confident worth that worth confident. Maybe none of them are correct because confident is an adjective. DO you know the rule applying worth? Confident worth is for "something you can trust in" :shock:
 

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If something is worth doing, it is worth doing well.

There is little worth in failing to complete your homework.
What greater worth is there than to be well-educated?


The answer is that you can do both, depending on the context and what you intend to say.

I don't quite see how you can use "worth" and "confident" together. What is your sentence using them?
 

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For instance, I read that a book is "worth reading" meaning this book is good to spend time in it, but what I ask is if is there a rule that put worth always before, or can we put it after the word. I don't know but it sounds better to say confident worth that worth confident. Maybe none of them are correct because confident is an adjective. DO you know the rule applying worth? Confident worth is for "something you can trust in" :shock:
Your confusion is due to worth being both a noun and an intransitive verb.
The worth of something is about its value, in money, quality, merit or importance. So a book is worth reading because it is a good read, interesting read or simply enjoyable.
The worth of this book lies in its subtle use of words.
The real worth of this book............
Confident is not used with worth as you imply, but:
I am confident about the worth of this book, and,
The worth of this book is in the confidence it gives to the reader.
 

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If something is worth doing, it is worth doing well.

There is little worth in failing to complete your homework.
What greater worth is there than to be well-educated?


The answer is that you can do both, depending on the context and what you intend to say.

I don't quite see how you can use "worth" and "confident" together. What is your sentence using them?

I've used "Confident worth" in the sense of something or someone susceptible of being trusted enough. It seems this is not a possible way of saying in English. Isn't it?
 

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Your confusion is due to worth being both a noun and an intransitive verb.
The worth of something is about its value, in money, quality, merit or importance. So a book is worth reading because it is a good read, interesting read or simply enjoyable.
The worth of this book lies in its subtle use of words.
The real worth of this book............
Confident is not used with worth as you imply, but:
I am confident about the worth of this book, and,
The worth of this book is in the confidence it gives to the reader.

So it seems worth is followed only by werbs in gerund, not by adjectives or nouns. Am I right? :roll:
 

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So it seems worth is followed only by werbs in gerund, not by adjectives or nouns. Am I right? :roll:
OK, but remember it is a noun and as such will take adjectives as shown in some of the previous examples. Next consider:
That worker is very good and is worth double pay.
Would it be worth my time to go there?
 

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OK, but remember it is a noun and as such will take adjectives as shown in some of the previous examples. Next consider:
That worker is very good and is worth double pay.
Would it be worth my time to go there?

So, to call it a day, would it be correct to say "worth confident" in the sense of something or someone which/who you can trust in?

Thank You for all your attention :)
 
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