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    Too many presents!!

    A: I confuse

    B: I am confusing

    C: I am being confused

    Could you explain me the differences among these three kinds of presents and their respective meanings with some examples, please?

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    Re: Too many presents!!

    Quote Originally Posted by dilodi83 View Post
    A: I confuse

    B: I am confusing

    C: I am being confused

    Could you explain me the differences among these three kinds of presents and their respective meanings with some examples, please?

    I always confuse my cousins because they're so alike.
    = I always find it difficult to tell which is which.

    I am always confusing my cousins! = I'm annoyed about the fact that I can't tell one cousin from the other.

    I am being confused. = Someone is trying to make you feel confused, in order to deceive you, perhaps.

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    Re: Too many presents!!

    But the last one refers to a current process: someone is - at that moment - making an effort to confuse the speaker.

    If someone is simply confused (nobody's trying to confuse them, they just want further explanation) they say 'I am confused'.

    b

    PS An example:

    B [Explanation]
    A No, don't get it - I'm still confused. Could you try again?
    B [Different explanation]
    Last edited by BobK; 07-Aug-2009 at 12:48. Reason: PS added

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