confusion collocations and examples

 UK /kənˈfjuːʒ(ə)n/

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a feeling or state of being confused


Adjectives frequently used with confusion
a lot of confusion: considerable, great, much, total, utterThere is considerable confusion over what ‘enhanced choice’ actually means.involving many people: general, widespreadThe new rules are aimed at ending the widespread confusion over costs.possible: possible, potentialHe rightly points to the potential confusion of different staff having different pension schemes.unnecessary: unnecessaryTo avoid unnecessary confusion, the term ‘Sub-Committee’ is used throughout.at the beginning: initialAfter a little initial confusion, a Downing Street spokesman last night confirmed the decision.mental: mentalEven at concentrations as low as 500–1000 parts per million, it can cause headaches, dizziness, and mental confusion.
Verbs frequently used with confusion
cause confusion: add to, cause, create, lead to, result in, sow, throw someone/something intoThe wording of the clause has caused some confusion.remove confusion: clarify, clear up, eliminate, removeIt was not until the following day that the confusion was cleared up.prevent confusion: avoid, preventTo avoid confusion it should be recognized that there are two products with this name.
Verbs that frequently follow confusion
when confusion exists: arise, reign, surround somethingThings were somewhat chaotic and confusion reigned for several days.
Nouns + of frequently used before confusion
likelihood, risk, source, stateA further source of confusion is the apparently inconsistent use of symbols.
 
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