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Help on English vocab, including idioms, slang and sayings

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Postby wowenglish » Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:27 pm

Is there any difference in the meaning between (1) and (2)?
1. I'm upset that you didn't call.
2. I'm angry that you didn't call.
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Re: upset/angry

Postby reindeer » Tue Jul 31, 2012 2:24 pm

Why, there is certain difference between being angry and being upset. Anger makes one to shout, to fight, while being upset rather to cry or to whimp [in the corner {-: ]. Another (or just close in meaning) word for upset is frustrated.

But anyway I believe you should take care of tenses, i.e. it's better to say either "Iam upset/angry because you don't call me" or "I was upset/angry because you didn't call me"
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