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    I am happy to help you.

    Does this mean that
    a-I am happy because I am helping you; or b-happy that I help you or c-happy that I will help you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous
    I am happy to help you.

    Does this mean that
    a-I am happy because I am helping you; or b-happy that I help you or c-happy that I will help you.
    I would describe the sentence as an offer: If you want help, I'm here for you.

    If this is an exam question, I'd answer c)
    Iain

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    I'd agree with Iain's answer, although I'm not entirely happy with the choices. b) doesn't make much snese and isn't really grammatically correct. c) has to basic idea- the sentence is a kind of offer to help- the speaker means that they are willing to help. 'I will happily help you.'

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