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    Dear teachers,

    I need to know the difference in form and meaning between the members of each of the following sentence pairs:

    1. Is there anything that worries you?
    2. It is something that worries you, isn't it?

    First of all: How should I analyse them?

    I am working my wits out on this...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gobo View Post
    Dear teachers,

    I need to know the difference in form and meaning between the members of each of the following sentence pairs:

    1. Is there anything that worries you?
    2. It is something that worries you, isn't it?

    First of all: How should I analyse them?

    I am working my wits out on this...
    'Is something worrying you?' is a common way to convey the same meaning.

    P.S. I am not a teacher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arunp View Post
    'Is something worrying you?' is a common way to convey the same meaning.

    P.S. I am not a teacher.
    Do you say that there are no significant difference in meaning of the two sentences?

    But why there in the first sentence and it in the second sentence, then?

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    I am still working on this, and my main problem seems to be the use of it and there in the two sentences. They are both aticipatory subjects, as far as I can understand. I believe that the difference in meaning has to do do with the use of there and it, but I am not able to figure it out.

    I would be really greatful if anyone could help me out on this. Please?

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