nervous that/nervous because

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1-I am nervous that he is hurt.

Does this sentence mean:
a-I am nervous because he is already hurt.
or:
b-I am nervous because he might get hurt.

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1-I am nervous that he is hurt.

Does this sentence mean:
a-I am nervous because he is already hurt.
or:
b-I am nervous because he might get hurt.

Gratefully,
Navi

As always context is important, but at face value if I heard/read the statement, I would think the speaker/writer is nervous because he/she thinks he might already be hurt as a result of some event/accident. So, a- is closest to the meaning but it is not clear if that is what is meant without "might".

 

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1-I am nervous that he is hurt.

Does this sentence mean:
a-I am nervous because he is already hurt.
or:
b-I am nervous because he might get hurt.

Gratefully,
Navi

I would go with option A.
 

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I don't find "I am nervous that he is hurt." to be a natural sentence.
 

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They'd be more natural if you replaced 'nervous' with 'worried'.
 

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Thank you all very much.

They'd be more natural if you replaced 'nervous' with 'worried'.

But wouldn't
a-I am worried that he is hurt.
be different to:
b-I am worried that he might be hurt.

I think in 'a', the fact that he is hurt worries me. He is already hurt.
In 'b', if I am not mistaken, he might be hurt now (I do not know) or he might get hurt.

Gratefully,
Navi.
 

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Thank you all very much.



But wouldn't
a-I am worried that he is hurt.
be different to:
b-I am worried that he might be hurt.

I think in 'a', the fact that he is hurt worries me. He is already hurt.
In 'b', if I am not mistaken, he might be hurt now (I do not know) or he might get hurt.

Gratefully,
Navi.

In b it might be that he will be hurt or that he is hurt and you don't know it yet.
 
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