"concerns him" vs "he's concerned about"

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jctgf

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Please, what's the difference between these expressions?

"What really concerns him is the lack of progress on the national strategy for waste..".

"What really he is concerned about is the lack of progress on the national strategy for waste..".

Do they mean the very same thing?
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Snowcake

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There is a slight difference in meaning.

"What really concerns him is the lack of progress on the national strategy for waste..".

The lack of progress is the matter that is really important or more important than other things.
He is particularly interested in it.

Compare: Environmental pollution concerns all of us - not only those people living in regions that are obviously affected.

"What really he is concerned about is the lack of progress on the national strategy for waste..".

He is worried about the lack. It's stronger and more emotional than the sentence above. Therefore the first sentence does not exclude that he might be affected personally as well.

By the way, I'd put 'really' behind 'he is' - what he is really concerned about ...


Just my 2 cents.

Hope this helps
Snowcake
 
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