What is more correct English: to say “sorry for the confusion” or “sorry about the confusion”

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  • sorry for the confusion

    =)

  • both are correct. It really depends on the person, and what they choose to say.

    Sorry about the confusion could mean

    "a confusion that was in the recent past." Like if you gave someone wrong directions/confusing directions (say, when driving, for example) and they got lost because of the missunderstanding.

    Sorry for the confusion could mean more:

    "an imediate confusion" like if you are talking to someone and are not explainging something very well so they have to ask you to tell them again what you meant.

    "about" is more for something in the past.

    "for" is more for something here and now.

    hope this helps. 🙂

  • It depends.

    If you cause some confusion, then "sorry about the confusion" would be right.

    If you give someone confusion, which is quite difficult to do unless you have your hands on some confusion, then "sorry for the confusion" would be better.

    Sorry about the confusion...

  • Although both of these phrases are correct under certain circumstances, I would dare to recommend you to use the "Apologies for the confusion" or "Apologies for any confusion".

    It is more formal and it gives the sense of what we want to express, which is, rapport.

    I hope this helps

  • Sorry for the confusion or Sorry for confusing you.

  • It depends who caused the confusion. If you did, then say: I'm sorry for confusing you. Let me try to clarify it.

  • sorry for the confusion

  • sorry for the confusion

  • sorry for making you confused.

  • you can use both. The first is what people usually say.

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