First, I think the part of speech is"verb",but it is passive.then, I think it is"noun",but the sentence can't use "worried",should use "worry".


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In this case, worried is an adjective (in other words anxious or troubled, see: https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/worried).

It cannot be verb in passive, because it wouldn't make sense - it is the person (I) who is worried about something/someone else, so the pronoun I is an agent of the verb.

You can use worry as a verb in passive, for example, "a lamb was worried by a wolf.", as someone suggested here. However, the meaning of worry in this context is different, it means hunted, chased, attacked. There are more very different meanings of worry as a verb (see: https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/worry)

I don't think you can use worry about in passive with the meaning to feel anxious or troubled. It is not possible to find these examples even in the dictionaries. I thought about an example: "He is constantly worried about by his parents." (active voice: His parents are constantly worried about him) but it doesn't sound natural.

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