How to Say Worth It / Worthed Correctly?

Which one is the correct word? And how to use it in a proper way?
a. Worth it
b. or, Worthed

There is no such word as : “worthed”. We can’t say “worthed” as past participle of “worth” since “worth” itself is not a verb.

From dictionary.reference.com/browse/worth, some formal examples of how to use “worth” in sentence:

  1. As preposition
    – having a value of, or equal in value to, as in money : This laptop is worth 5 million rupee
    having property to the value or amount of : They are worth of millions
  2. As noun
    – usefullness or importance : Your worth to the world is inestimable

So, which one is better to be said:

  • It is not worth to buy
  • It is not worthed to buy
  • It is not worth it to buy

The correct answer is sentence number 3.
Notice that “it”  (in “worth it”)  has a function as noun replacement:
This laptop is worth 5 million rupee
This laptop is worth (it) –> however, the speaker has to warrant the context of “it” here.

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