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    I am worried to see you ill.

    Does this sentence mean that you are ill and seeing you ill worries me, or that I am worried because I might see you ill?
    How about:
    I am worried about seeing you ill.

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    The first means "you are ill and seeing you ill worries me"

    The second could have the idea of 'might', but it would be more likely in a different tense.

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    I am worried to see you ill.
    I think the meaning that is most likely is that the person is already ill and the speaker is worried about that.

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