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I am happy to help you.

Does this mean that
a-I am happy because I am helping you; or b-happy that I help you or c-happy that I will help you.
 

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I am happy to help you.

Does this mean that
a-I am happy because I am helping you; or b-happy that I help you or c-happy that I will help you.

I would describe the sentence as an offer: If you want help, I'm here for you.

If this is an exam question, I'd answer c)
Iain
 

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I'd agree with Iain's answer, although I'm not entirely happy with the choices. b) doesn't make much snese and isn't really grammatically correct. c) has to basic idea- the sentence is a kind of offer to help- the speaker means that they are willing to help. 'I will happily help you.' ;-)
 
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