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When we want to express that something deserves people’s attention, which word is correct? “Worth” or “worthy”?
In today’s [Grammar] we are going to explain the difference between “worth” and “worthy”. Let’s go!
“Worth” is both an adjective and a noun. As an adjective, “worth” means “having a value in money, etc”, followed by a noun, pronoun or the -ing form of a verb:
Our house is worth abot 100000 dollars.
“Worth” also means “important, good, useful or enjoyable”:
The museum is certainly worth a visit.
It’s worth making an appointment before you go.
Collocations: worth sth/doing sth
“Worthy” means “having the qualities that deserve sb/sth (respect, attention, etc.)”:
A number of the report’s findings are worthy of note.
“Worthy of sb/sth” also means “typical of what a particular person or thing might do, give, etc”:
He gave a speech that was worthy of Martin Luther King.
“Worthy” as a noun means “an important person”:
Local worthies attended the meeting.
Attention: “Worth” can not be used before a noun but “worthy” can:
The money we raise will be going to a very worthy cause.
Collocations: worthy of sb/sth
worthy to do sth
Have you already known the difference between “worth” and “worthy”? Don’t worry, we prepare a quiz for you👇it is time to show yourself!
#1. Doctors during the pandemic are ______ our respect.
#2. Global warming is ______ of attention across the world.
That’s all for today’s [Grammar]!!!