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There are a group of what we can call the worth words in English which cause confusion for many students and which are worth taking a closer look at. These words are worth, worthy, and worthwhile, as well as the expression worth it. In this lesson, I thought it would be worthwhile looking at how each of these words and expressions is used, and pronounced, correctly. I hope you will find my efforts in this lesson worthy of your time.

worth, worthier, worthies, worthiest, worthily, worthiness, worthless, worthlessly, worthlessness, worthwhile, worthy, , It’s not worth the paper it’s written on., He’s a worthy man., He’s worth his salt., It’s not worth it., It’s a worthwhile cause., It’s worthless., He’s worthier than…, He’s the worthiest man…, For all your worth., It’s not worth much., It’s worth a lot., It’s worth quite a lot., How much is it worth?, Is it worth what he paid for it?, I think the idea is worth considering. 

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