Is it right to say: "Lazy students aren't worth of free education" or "Lazy students aren't worth free education"?

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    You'd probably be better off using "Lazy students aren't worthy of free education"... I have a feeling that's what you mean.
    – Catija
    Jun 30, 2016 at 19:24

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Lazy students aren't worth of free education

doesn't mean anything to me.

If I heard

  1. Lazy students aren't worth free education

from a native speaker, then I would understand it to mean

  1. Lazy student are not worthy of a free education


  1. It is not worth the effort to give lazy students free education.

So, in my opinion, if your goal was to try to sound like a native speaker and you used 1., then congratulations, I think you did a fine job. In fact, I would probably say 1.

If this was not your goal, then try to rephrase 1. to convey your true meaning.

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