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:
- 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
- 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.