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    #1

    I am worried/I worry

    A says: Why are you looking at me like that.
    His wife replies:
    1) You are going on a long trip again. I worry. That's all.
    2) You are going on a long trip again. I am worried. That's all.

    Is '1' about a habitual action? She worries about him a lot.

    I worry about you regularly and this is one occasion when I am worried about you.

    Gratefully,
    Navi.

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    Re: I am worried/I worry

    Yes, "I worry" suggests that she always worries when he goes on a long trip so it's a habitual action. If this were the first time he had planned a long trip, she might say "You're going on a long trip. I'm worried."
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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