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    I confused his phone number/I confused my homework ?

    Are these sentences correct :"I confused his phone number", "I confused my homework." ? Or is it "I was confused about his phone number" and "I was confused about my homework" ?

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    Re: I confused his phone number/I confused my homework ?

    Are these sentences correct :"I confused his phone number", "I confused my homework."? Or is it "I was confused about his phone number" and "I was confused about my homework"?

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    "I was confused about his phone number" and "I was confused about my homework" – are both correct sentences.

    The other two phrases could have their own contexts:
    "I confused his phone number with my brother's number, they're very similar".
    "I confused my homework with yours, I don't know how they got mixed up".

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    Re: I confused his phone number/I confused my homework ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ph2004 View Post
    Are these sentences correct?
    "I confused his phone number."
    "I confused my homework."
    "I (was)(am) confused about his phone number."
    "I (was)(am) confused about my homework."
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    Re: I confused his phone number/I confused my homework ?

    These two can be combined:

    Quote Originally Posted by JMurray View Post
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    "I was confused about his phone number" and "I was confused about my homework" – are both correct sentences.

    The other two phrases could have their own contexts:
    "I confused his phone number with my brother's number, they're very similar".
    "I confused my homework with yours, I don't know how they got mixed up".

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    So, follow '... confused' with a preposition (such as about/over/concerning..., unless it has a direct object. Then use 'with' and specify a second possibility. There are two ways of doing this: in one sentence or two -

    • I confused his number with my brother's.
    • I was confused. The two numbers are very similar.


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    Last edited by BobK; 13-Feb-2011 at 13:06. Reason: Said more about 2nd possibility

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