What is the difference between “I worry about you” and “I am worried about you”? Could native speakers please explain it for me? Thank you.

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    Do you already understand the difference between "be worried" and "worry"?
    – gotube
    Commented Jul 12, 2023 at 1:36
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    I worry - habitual or frequent. I am worried - right now. Commented Jul 12, 2023 at 9:12

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Unfortunately I'm not native speaker but I can tell you about this.

We use ed with adjectives to describe our feeling.

  1. I was worried.
  2. She is shocked.
  3. You were annoyed.

We use ing with adjectives to describe the reason of my feeling.(What/Who makes me to feel.)

  1. It was embarrassing.
  2. This class is boring.
  3. She was frightening. (means she was that reason, she scared me.)

The differences between I'm worried abou you & I worry about you:

I'm worried: Subject+to be verb+adjective.

I worry: subject+verb.

When you say: I'm worried about you means you're telling them about your feeling.

When you say: I worry about you means you're doing an action (here this action is worrying about someone.)

  • "borned" is not a good example to use. Also I think you mean "subject, not "sobject"
    – James K
    Commented Aug 5, 2023 at 23:10

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