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    #1

    upset/sad

    I would like to know the difference in the meaning between "1" and "2".
    I'm upset because my cat is sick.
    I'm sad because my cat is sick.

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    Re: upset/sad

    "Upset" covers a wider range of emotions, including being sad. I may be upset thinking of the big vet bill that is waiting for me. I may be worried that he won't recover.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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