is worth to be considered--?

andychen

Senior Member
Chinese, Taiwan
Hi, everyone,

I heard someone say something like this.
The question is worth to be considered further.

After consulting dictionaries, I could not find out such a collocation as “be worth to + verb” . Is this usage awkward? What do you folks think of it?

Thanks in advance for your comments.
 
  • JBry

    Member
    English - US
    Yes, that is very unusual (and I think completely incorrect), and I've never heard it said that way.

    I would say "The question is worth being considered further."
     

    . 1

    Banned
    Australian Australia
    The most common word sequence I have seen for that sentence is;

    The question is worthy of further consideration.

    .,,
    All questions are worthy of further consideration.
     

    MarcB

    Senior Member
    US English
    is worth to be considered--? is incorrect. I agree with the other posters AE/BE/OZE are all the same here.
     

    foxfirebrand

    Senior Member
    Southern AE greatly modified by a 1st-generation Scottish-American mother, and growing up abroad.
    . said:
    The most common word sequence I have seen for that sentence is;

    The question is worthy of further consideration.
    I vote for this version too-- "worthy of being considered" is too indirect.

    Even shorter: "The question is worth consideration." You could say "worth further," but it's a bit of a tonguetwister. And any consideration the question gets is going to be "further" by definition, isn't it? The adverb isn't really needed.
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