Grammatically-unusual word, used to specify the value ascribed to something.

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Transitive-like nouns [duplicate]

I've always wondered about certain kinds of nouns, a particular example is worth. As in: It is worth 100 dollars, It is worth it, It is not worth anything. In which they handle direct objects, like ...
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Why can we say “worth more than” but not “expensive more than”?

Why can we say: It is worth more than. . . . but not: It is expensive more than. . . . It’s the position of more which I find so confusing. Also, is worth an adjective in both these ...
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What part of speech is “worth”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the lexical class of the word 'worth' when used in a sentence like “Is this apple worth $3?” In a sentence like the following: The ...
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Meaning of “a function's worth of code”

We have already seen how to make jQuery react to the loading of a web page. The $(document).ready() event handler can be used to fire off a function's worth of code, but there's a bit more to ...
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What does it mean to be “worth someone's keep”?

“Do not get any gold or silver or copper to take with you in your belts no bag for the journey or extra shirt or sandals or a staff, for the worker is worth his keep. What does it mean ...
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What is the lexical class of the word 'worth' when used in a sentence like “Is this apple worth $3?”

The question "Not worth the paper it's printed on" - wrong meaning? got me thinking about what part of speech, or lexical class, the word 'worth' takes? A comment in "Is it worth ...
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Which is correct: “is it worth it?” or “does it worth it?”

Which one should I prefer? Is it worth it? or Does it worth it? Additionally, is the following form (without it) correct? Is it worth?