I think it was worth

Hi folks, my tutor told me that the sentence would sound better if it said "it was worth it". But to me this way sounds rather redundadant.
What do you think?
This is the context:
The cost was rather expensive, something like two thousand if I count it in dollars. I still am paying month to month. But I think it was worth.
 
  • timpeac

    Senior Member
    English (England)
    Hi folks, my tutor told me that the sentence would sound better if it said "it was worth it". But to me this way sounds rather redundadant.
    What do you think?
    This is the context:
    The cost was rather expensive, something like two thousand if I count it in dollars. I still am paying month to month. But I think it was worth.
    Your teacher is partly right - but it's more than "sound better" actually the "it" is essential. "I think it was worth" isn't grammatically correct.
     

    Cagey

    post mod (English Only / Latin)
    English - US
    [...] I rather resist to repeat "it" in the same phrase.

    The "its" refer to two different things:
    But I think [the case] was worth [two thousand dollars].
    If you want to avoid repeating the pronoun "it", you could use the noun it replaces instead - or an appropriate substitute, for example:
    But I think it was worth every cent.
     
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