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    anxious that + ?

    I'm anxious that she does/she do/she should do as little as possible.
    I'm anxious(=worried) that something bad will happen/is going to happen.

    Are all the above verb forms in the object clauses correct?
    Thank you in advance.
    Last edited by joham; 12-Apr-2012 at 11:02. Reason: something corrected.

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    Re: anxious that + ?

    Quote Originally Posted by joham View Post
    I'm anxious that she does/she do/she should do as little as possible.
    I'm anxious(=worried) that something bad will happen/is going to happen.

    Are all the above verb forms in the object clauses correct?
    Thank you in advance.
    You probably should use "I am worried" for the second.
    "I am anxious ..." can mean "I care enough to make sure that ..." or "I am eager, keen, motivated [to make sure she does as little as possible]." From your examples, it seems that you understand this use of "I am anxious..." You can be anxious for something to happen without being really worried about it.

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