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  1. I got baffled by his reaction.
  2. Being expelled from school literally baffled me.
  3. I don't know what baffled me more: if his words or his body language.
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    Only the second one flows well. The other two are ungrammatical. "I was baffled by his reaction" and remove if from the last one. Jun 10, 2020 at 19:04
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    They're "correct" and "meaningful", though not quite idiomatic. I'd use "I was baffled by his reaction" and "I don't know which baffled me more". (And as Mr Vane suggests, remove the "if".)
    – Hot Licks
    Jun 10, 2020 at 19:04
  • I see, thanks a lot! Jun 10, 2020 at 20:59

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Sentence 1

Is it correct?
Syntactically and grammatically, it is correct. Though, I should mention that it is not formally written since you made use of the word "got" (pejorative in this case) instead of a more formal word such as "became" or "was".

Is it meaningful?
Yes, provided that context is given.

Sentence 2

Is it correct?
Yes. Although, there is absolutely no reason to employ the word "literally" here. You cannot figuratively be baffled; there's not a metaphorical or non-literal use of the word baffled – at least to my knowledge.

Is it meaningful?
Yes, provided that context is given.

Sentence 3

Is it correct?
No. Remove the word "if" and then it'll be grammatically and syntactically correct.

Is it meaningful?
Yes, provided that context is given.

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