Confuse vs bewilder vs puzzle

Thomasage

Senior Member
Russian
#1
Hi there,
What's differecnce between these three verbs:
1) This situation confuses me. I don't know what we should do.
2) This situation bewilders me. I don't know what we should do.
3) This situation puzzles me. I don't know what we should do.

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Thanks in advance.
 
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  • PaulQ

    Senior Member
    UK
    English - England
    #3
    1) This situation confuses me. -> said in a context in which you do not understand something - a situation in which you think that what you are being told to do is impossible but the person telling you insists you must do it.
    2) This situation bewilders me. -> said in a context in which you have never before experienced anything like that situation and cannot understand what is happening.
    3) This situation puzzles me. -> said in a context in which you expected one particular thing to happen, but something completely different has happened and you cannot work out why it has happened.
    Please give some more sentences so that I could understand them better.
    This is not something that WRF will do: It is you who must find examples and give context and a source. :thumbsup:
     
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