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bieasy

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Hi,

Which sentence is correct?

This journey is worth to be undertaken.

This journey is worthwhile to be undertaken.

If none of them, please correct it....:-?

And is the participle "undertaken" correctly used?
 

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i'd like to follow this thread up. thanks.
 

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This journey is worth to be undertaken. - incorrect

- This journey is worth taking.

This journey is worthwhile to be undertaken. -incorrect

- This journey has been a most worthwhile experience.
 

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Hi,

Which sentence is correct?

This journey is worth to be undertaken.

This journey is worthwhile to be undertaken.

If none of them, please correct it....:-?

And is the participle "undertaken" correctly used?

undertake = to do or begin to do something, especially something that will take a long time or be difficult

"This journey is/was worth taking."
"This journey is/was worth undertaking" will have the implication of something serious and difficult.

Have you undertaken to complete this exercise today?
The students had undertaken a number of new experiments.


"It is worthwhile to take this journey."
"Going to see the professor was worthwhile. I have an extension on submitting my thesis."
 

bieasy

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undertake = to do or begin to do something, especially something that will take a long time or be difficult

"This journey is/was worth taking."
"This journey is/was worth undertaking" will have the implication of something serious and difficult.

Have you undertaken to complete this exercise today?
The students had undertaken a number of new experiments.


"It is worthwhile to take this journey."
"Going to see the professor was worthwhile. I have an extension on submitting my thesis."

So, we can't use the infinitive after "worth", can we? "To take" instead of "taking"would be wrong?
 

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This journey is worth to be undertaken. - incorrect

- This journey is worth taking.

This journey is worthwhile to be undertaken. -incorrect

- This journey has been a most worthwhile experience.

Thank you!
 

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So, we can't use the infinitive after "worth", can we? "To take" instead of "taking"would be wrong?

That's right - it would be wrong.

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