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"I confuse these two words"

Hi, is it okay to say it like that instead of,

"I get confused with these words"

Thank you
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Yes, that is actually better.
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I am confused ! =You are not exactly sure.



I always get confused by Larry’s phone number with Tony's.
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I always get confused by Larry’s phone number with Tony's.
Wouldn't you like to revise that sentence, Goodman?
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Larry’s phone number is 555 1212

Tony’s: 555 2121

I often get confused (with the similarity of Tony’s phone numbers vs Larry’s).with those two.



Mr. M, is there anything wrong that requires a revision?



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Yes, that massive elision is unacceptable, leaving the remaining grammar incorrect. Your original, I always get confused by Larry’s phone number with Tony's, should read I always confuse Larry’s phone number with Tony's.
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Dear MM,

With due respect, I beg to differ. If one is confused, or get confused, something is confusing him or caused him to be confused. What you have in your “correct” sentence is an active voice sentence. Unless all I learned was wrong,, the above is always expressed in passive structure. I am not the only one with this knowledge. I only cut and pasted 4 out of many thousands from the quoted search “get confused”.

Would you like rethink your last comment?
<<< should read: I [ always confuse] Larry’s phone number with Tony's.>>>





http://www.experienceproject.com/groups/Get-Confused-With-Love-And-Lust/31238


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I find none of your sources authoritative; all are lay persons writing casually and carelessly. However, this discussion may have been set off by my ill-considered first post on the thread. I don't like 'I get confused with these words' at all. These means that a third party confuses the speaker himself and his words. How odd!

It should read: 'I get confused by these words', and this is a good get-passive.

Your original reads: 'I always get confused by Larry’s phone number with Tony's.' I take no issue with the passive; it is the prepositions that are wrong. Are you confused by or with? The grammatical logic leaves us in limbo. It should read: 'I always get confused by Larry’s phone number and Tony's'-- though it could benefit with further revision as well, which is what I did in another way in my earlier post.

You may use either, depending on the meaning you wish to convey:

'I always get confused by Larry’s phone number andTony's' = I cannot remember which number is whose OR I get the digits of each number mixed up, individually.

'I always confuse Larry's phone number with Tony's' = I cannot remember which number is whose.
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Honestly, I never learn this active form of the verb “confuse” to mean “to be confused”passively



I am completely baffled about your sentence. Now I got really confused !

If one says “ I confuse Larry’s birthday with John’s”. it would sound like a scratch on a chalk board to my ears because that says you are intiating the confusion, but you want to mean their birthdays got you mixed up.

Here is what I learned:

1) Jack is confusing us with his new calculations. – He initiates the confusion

2) We are confused by what he showed us. – We got confused( not we confuse)





<<'I always confuse Larry's phone number with Tony's' = I cannot remember which number is whose.

I read it many times and I still couldn’t comprehend how you could use an active sentence to express a passive context.



If I really got it wrong, I like to be straitened out. By the way, there were 357,,000 entries with "I get confused”. Is it possible that all of them are unauthenticated sources?

Sorry to disagree with your explanation.
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