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Posted: Sat Nov 26, 2005 2:16 am
by tasan
I am worried about John's changing his job.

Does this mean:

1-I am worried that John might change his job.

2-John has changed his job and that worries me.

3-John is certainly going to change his job and that worries me.

Re: worry

Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2005 10:07 pm
by nikita

We cannot see what exactly is implied from just one sentence. Still, in many cases it is possible to understand it from the context.

Because after a preposition you have to use an ing form of the verb, there are no means to show various meanings, like in:

He seems to work hard.
He seems to be working hard.
He seems to have worked hard.
He seems to have been working hard.
He seemed to work hard.

Any further questions are welcome.

Nikita Kovalyov