That it hurts

Hello,

Could you please help me understand this sentence

“Have you ever cared for someone or something so much that it hurts”

Is it

a) Have you ever cared someone or something that hurts you

or

b) Have you ever cared for someone or something so much that it now hurts you.

Many thanks

The thing that hurts is the act of caring, not “someone or something”, so (a) is not right.

I don’t really see enough emphasis on “now” (versus then) to warrant (b). Although “it hurts” is present tense, in the context of the whole sentence, the time at which the hurt happens (whether past, present, or abstract/hypothetical) seems rather ambiguous to me.

The sentence needs a question mark.

Dear Dozy
Many thanks for this