Mistook

namlan

Banned
Vietnam
- You see me kissng her last night, huh? maybe you mistook me for another man.
- I think "............you confused me with another man" is better, right?

Thanks a lot!

NamLan
 
  • sdgraham

    Senior Member
    USA English
    - You see saw me kissing her last night, huh? maybe you mistook me for another man.
    - I think "............you confused me with another man" is better, right?
    Hi namlan

    If it was last night, past tense of the verb is required.
    I don't think there's anything wrong with "mistook."

    Cheers
     

    The Slippery Slide

    Senior Member
    British English
    I think both sentences are fine, but mistook would be usually be used for visual mix-ups, and confused with for mental mix-ups:

    "I saw a stork, and mistook it for a heron."
    "I thought it was my mother's birthday, but I was getting confused with my sister's."

    By the way, I'm not sure many people would fall for the "it wasn't me" excuse!
     

    Trisia

    Senior Member
    Romanian
    I think that in such cases it's better to simply say "I'm sorry, mate, I'll never touch your girlfriend again."

    But I agree with sdgraham and slippery side that it's ok to use "mistook."

    You might also try: "it must've been someone else [last night I was... insert blatant lie here]."
     
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