I heard this sentence and I thought if it was possible that 'would" could be in the same clause as 'if', I mean I've read that it's possible if 'would' conveys "willingness?" But in this example I don't see the case.

I don't know if it'd be that worth it.

What's the explanation for this?

  • Please note that the "if" in your sentence doesn't express a condition. It isn't part of an "if...[then]..." conditional. Rather, it is a synonym for "whether" = "I don't know whether it would be worth it [or not]".
    – rjpond
    Mar 12, 2021 at 22:11

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It doesn't convey willingness, it describes a hypothetical situation.

[If we paid £10k for that old car,] I don't know if it would be worth it.

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