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Do these two sentences mean the same?

Knowing that I hurt you is breaking my heart.

And

If I know I hurt you, it is breaking my heart.

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    It is is a declarative statement. It can't be used after if. – zondo Apr 4 '16 at 18:35
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The second sentence is not grammatically correct, and thus doesn't really mean anything.

It could be made grammatically correct by changing to

I know I hurt you, and it is breaking my heart.

which would mean the same thing as the first, as dropping the if makes it a declarative statement, not a conditional.

If you changed it to

If I knew I hurt you, it would break my heart

now it is a conditional (you don't know you hurt them, but if you did, it would break your heart) and it doesn't mean the same as the original.

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