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    She had a worrying look on her face
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    She had a worry look on her face.
    Please advise
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    Re: Worry

    Hello, keyhani.
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    Your sentence should be 'She had a worried look (on her face).' I don't think 'on her face' is necessary.

    I hope it helps.

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    #3

    Re: Worry

    Not A Teacher

    Although I suspect tzfujimino is correct in guessing the meaning that you wish to convey, 'She had a worrying look on her face.' is a possible sentence.
    Someone could have a look on their face that causes an observer to worry.
    http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dict...itish/worrying

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    #4

    Re: Worry

    "She had a worried look on her face" is perfectly fine and natural.

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    He has a worrying look. His lips pressed to gather. I was wondering if he would start crying.

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    #6

    Re: Worry

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    "She had a worried look on her face" is perfectly fine and natural.
    It is. So is "She had a worrying look on her face" - the sentence asked about. There are many other good sentences. Even with the added context, both 'worrying' and 'worried' fit.

    keyhani, if you mean that the other person looked worried, you need 'worried'. If you are the one who is worried by his look, then 'worrying' is the word you want. His look is worrying you.
    As usual, the correct sentence is the one that expresses the intention of the speaker/writer. There will almost always be other similar correct sentences that do not express this intention.
    Last edited by Raymott; 24-Jun-2015 at 23:04.

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    #7

    Re: Worry

    A worried look on one's face would be worrying to others, wouldn't it?
    I am not a teacher.

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    #8

    Re: Worry

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    A worried look on one's face would be worrying to others, wouldn't it?
    Not always for example a person sitting an exam might have a worried look on their face as they try to write their answers, the examiner may not care about their worry.

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    #9

    Re: Worry

    Thanks

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    #10

    Re: Worry

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    A worried look on one's face would be worrying to others, wouldn't it?
    A worried look on one's face would be pleasing to one's rivals, wouldn't it?
    Not a teacher.
    Quote Originally Posted by keyhani View Post
    Thanks
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