Language Tips: Confused With Vs. Confused About

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56Which is correct? Is it “confused with” or “confused about”?

Answer: Both are grammatically correct but they don’t mean the same.

According to  dictionary.com, confused about (like to confuse someone about something)  means “to cause someone to be puzzled or bewildered about something“. On the other hand, confused with (like to confuse someone with someone else) means “to mix someone up with someone else; to mistake someone or something with something else.”

Examples:

confused about

  1. I wish you wouldn’t confuse me about those things.

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confused with

  1. I’m afraid you have confused me with my brother
  2. Don’t confuse the old ones with the new ones.

 

For  more info on this topic please visit idiomsdictionary.com

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