Can I say "more than their worth" instead of "more than they're worth"?
Answer from a Native speaker
No, you cannot say "more than their worth" here. This is because "their" is only used to indicate possession or show belonging. In contrast, "they're" is a contraction of "they are". So it would only be grammatically correct to say "more than they're worth" here. Ex: It's their puppy. Ex: They're so tall!
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