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    #1

    he was bewildered

    Is the meaning for "bewildered", is like in this sentence?

    The cause of the accident has puzzled investigators

    "Gibbs was in charge of Obama’s schedule and well aware that he’d screwed up. So he was bewildered when Obama came to him in November and indicated he might like to speak at the Florida Democratic Party convention on December 10"

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    Re: he was bewildered

    Extremely puzzled, yes. Something has happened and you have no explanation as to why.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: he was bewildered

    Hi Barb, some diconary shows that is "confused" is puzzled want to say confuse?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Extremely puzzled, yes. Something has happened and you have no explanation as to why.

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    Re: he was bewildered

    Confused and puzzled can be synonyms in some cases, but not others.

    Confused usually invovles two (or more) ideas that you are mixing up, or can't chose between, or one idea is causing you to misunderstand the other.
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    Re: he was bewildered

    Hi Barb, I understand why it's puzzled now because we don't have here two things to confuse between, something like this ... thanks

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