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    you're still confused.

    "You're still confused."

    https://www.physicsforums.com/thread...-table.831176/

    I would like to ask about above sentence.

    Is to confuse here: to disturb in mind or purpose

    https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/confuse

    Thank you.

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    Re: you're still confused.

    It means you're still not clear on that point. You don't understand it.

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    Re: you're still confused.

    Thank you but I think this situation can be just the same explained by verb to puzzle. Do you agree?

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    Re: you're still confused.

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    It means you're still not clear on that point. You don't understand it.
    Or You haven't got/grasped the idea.

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    Re: you're still confused.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Or You haven't got/grasped the idea.
    Can we say does got the idea=graped the idea=understood the idea?

    Thank you.

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    Re: you're still confused.

    Quote Originally Posted by hhtt21 View Post
    Can we say does got the idea=grasped the idea=understood the idea?

    Thank you.
    Yes, but see corrections.

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    Re: you're still confused.

    Quote Originally Posted by hhtt21 View Post
    Can we say does got the idea=grasped the idea=understood the idea?
    Yes, get/grasp mean this in this context.

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    Re: you're still confused.

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    No. Being confused often has the suggestion that you are mixing up two or more ideas. Being puzzled is more open.
    Would you please explain the difference in question in a more detailed way, also upon examples? "Being puzzled is more open" does not make sense to me.

    Thank you.

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    Re: you're still confused.

    Piscean meant that puzzled has a broader sense than confused. The use of puzzled implies you have absolutely no idea how some situation came about.

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    Re: you're still confused.

    Can I say "I don't confuse now, because I know how to do it"?
    Not a teacher

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