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Sentence Patterns using "We are worried..."

There are a few sentence patterns that use the word "worried". The "be verb" changes the tense of the sentence (present tense, past tense, future tense, etc.).

Subject + be verb + worried (that) + sentence
  • I am worried that I will lose my job.
  • He is worried that she will not like her present.
  • His parents are worried that something happened to him.
  • I am not worried that I will lose my job.
  • He is worried that he will get a bad score on the test.
  • They were worried that you were hurt.
Subject + be verb + worried about + noun/gerund...
  • I am worried about my daughter. She doesn't study hard or listen to her teachers.
  • They are worried about their father's health.
  • He is worried about starting his new job.
  • Tim and Jane were worried about having a baby.
  • The children are worried about monsters under their beds.
  • My mother is always worried about being poor.
Subject + be verb + worried...

We can connect "worried" with other sentences using words like when, before, after, while, because, if.
  • I am worried when I watch the news. So, I don't watch it anymore.
  • She will be worried if she hears that.
  • He was worried before his son's soccer match.
  • They were worried while they were hiking because of the storm.
  • She was worried because she thought her boss was angry at her.
  • They will be worried because they have a lot of money invested in that company.
  • She was worried because of you.
We can make a negative sentence by using "be verb + not worried".
  • I am not worried about that.
  • She is not worried about getting accepted to the university.
  • They aren't worried about the weather.
  • We weren't worried about driving at night.
Bonus Tips and Points

1. We can also use "verb + worried" instead of using "be verb + worried". The three main verbs that we use are "get", "feel", and "become".
  • I get worried when you are late.
  • We got worried because we couldn't find our dog.
  • She becomes worried when the stock market starts to go down.
  • I always become worried that I will forget something before I give an important speech.
  • I feel worried when I am alone.
  • They felt worried because they didn't know what to do.
2. It is common to use "subject + make + somebody + worried".
  • Being alone makes me worried.
  • Tests make her worried.
  • You made me worried.
  • That made us worried.
  • The news made us worried about you.
3. We can also use the verb form – to worry. However, this is not used a lot.
  • The stock market worries me.
  • My son worries me.
Real-World English Conversations

A) You look worried. Are you okay?
B) Yes, I am fine. I am just a little worried about my son. He is sick today.

A) What's up, Bill? Is something wrong?
B) I'm really worried about our meeting this afternoon. I heard there might be some bad news.
A) Try not to think about it.

A) Sally is too worried about her weight these days.
B) Actually, I am proud of her, but you are right that she might think about it too much.

A) How are you?
B) I am so worried. I find out if I get the promotion today.

A) My wife is worried about the air pollution in the city.
B) I understand how your wife feels. I am worried about that too.

Use these free English lessons to learn the most common sentence patterns in the English language. If you learn these sentences and questions, it will help you speak English well. Study the lessons thoroughly, practice making your own sentences, and come back to review often. If you do these three steps, your English speaking will improve quickly and you will be able to have natural English conversations.

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