commonly confused words
Commonly Confused Words


Accept (onartu) - I gladly accepted her invitation.

Except (onartu) - Except Oveget, I will not attend her cultural function.

Access (sarbidea) - The class caption has free access to the Headmaster.

Excess (gehiegizko) - Excess of everything is bad.

Adapt (moldatu) -He adapted himself to the new school.

Adept (maite) - He is adept in Nazrul song.

Adopt (adoptatu) - Don't adopt unfair means in the examination.

Advice (aholkularitza) - Last night My father gave me a good advice.

Advise (aholkatzeko) - My all well wishers advised me to go through a book.

Affect (eraginik) - Excess labor must affect your body.

Effect (efektu) - The effects of war are not good.

Ascent (igoera) - The ascent to the mountain is not a easy task.

Assent (berretsiko) - I need your assent regarding this matter.

Admit (aitortu) - Mukul admits that he was wrong.

Confess (aitor) - You must confess your fault.

Addicted (adikzioa) - Mukul is addicted to drinking.

Devoted (dedicado) - Munir is devoted to all newspaper technical support.

Assay (assay) - Plabon always assays to help others.

Essay (saiakera) - I am writing an essay on discipline.

Altar (aldare) - The goat was sacrificed on the altar.

Alter (aldatu) - Nothing is left in this city to be altered.


Bag (poltsa) - Hafez has a wonderful laptop bag.

Beg (beg) - The older man is begging from door to door.

Bad (txarra) - Never try to mingle with the bad boys.

Bed (ohea) - I must go to the bed as I feel sleepy.

Bat (Bat) - Bats do not lay eggs.

Bet (apustu) - I bet, You will lose the match.

Beat (beat) - They will beat the thief.

Bit (pixka) - Mukul ate every bit of his cake.

Berth (berth) - Poor people can not reserve a berth in the train.

Birth (jaiotza) - The cow gave birth to a culf yesterday.

Beside (ondoan) - His house is beside the field.

Besides (gain) - Besides this , He has plenty of wealth.


Calendar (egutegi) - I gave him a calendar of 2014.

Calender (egutegiaren) - Every washerman has a calender.

Check (egiaztatu) - Check your temper.

Cheque (egiaztatu) - I gave him a cheque of TK. 500.

Cite (aipatu) - Cite an example.

Site (gune) - This is the new site of our school.

Sight (ikusmena) - Her eye-sight is defective.

Coarse (larriko) - She can not eat coarse rice.

Course (Ikastaroa) - The ship has changed his course.

Corps (corps) - A corps of soldiers was sent to the flood affected area.

Corpse (gorpua) - A corpse is lying by the road.

Childish (haur) - I don't like your childish manners.

Childlike (haur) - He is liked by everybody for his childlike simplicity.

Council (udaletxea) - Ramih is the new chairman of the Union council.

Counsel (abokatuarekin) - My teacher gave a good counsel.

Clean (garbi) - The room is clean.

Clear (argi) - The water is clear.

Custom (Ohiko) - The custom is no longer in vogue.

Costume (mozorroa) - You should not wear fancy costume.

Coma (koman) - My wife in a coma.

Comma (koma) - Put a comma (.) after the verb.

Canon (canon) - A society has its own canons.

Cannon (kanoi) - The soldiers use cannons in the battle field.


Dear (maitea) - My father is dear to me.

Deer (orein) - There are many deer in the Sundarbans.

Drown (ito) - The boy was drowned in the river.

Sink (konketa) - The boat sank in the river.

Disease (gaixotasunak) - He is suffering from skin disease.

Decease (hildakoen) - Do you know the time of your decease ?.

Dairy (esnekiak) - Have you ever visited the Sirajgonj dairy farm.

Diary (egunkari) - It is good to keep a diary.

Die (hiltzen) - He died of fever.

Dye (koloratzaile) - The cloth is dyed in fast colour.

Discover (ezagutzeko) - Columbus discovered America fever.

Invent (asmatu) - Charle's Babbage invented the computer.

Deny (ukatzeko) - Simu denied all charges against her.

Refuse (uko) - The servant refused to obey his orders.

Draft (zirriborro) - Make a draft of the petition.

Draught (zirriborro) - He drank the water of the glass at one draught.

Drought (lehorte) - Drought destroyed the crops.


Eligible (jaso) - He is not eligible for the post.

Illegible (ulertezina) - Your handwriting is illegible.

Eminent (ospetsuren) - Dr. Haque is an eminent scholar.

Imminent (berehalako) - I saved him from an imminent danger.

Expect (espero) - I expect that he will pass.

Hope (espero) - I hope you are well today.


Far (urrun) - The market is not far from the village.

Fur (fur) - The cat has soft fur all over it's body.

Fair (bidezko) - She is a fair girl.

Fare (tarifa) - What is the bus fair from Dhaka to Sirajgonj?

Farm (baserriko) - There is an agricultural farm at Gazipur.

Firm (irmo) - He is a firm in his ideas.

Flower (lore) - Everybody likes flower.

Flour (irina) - Bread is made with flour.

Farther (urrunago) - They will go farther than expected.

Further (gehiago) - Further explanation is necessary to solve this problem.

Fast (azkarra) - The horse runs fast.

First (lehenengo) - Faridul is the first boy.

Flash (flash) - I saw a flash of lightning in the sky.

Flesh (haragia) - Tigers are flesh eating animals.


Gaol (kartzela) - The thief was sent to the gaol.

Goal (helburua) - What is the goal of your life?


Hear (entzun) - I can not hear your voice.

Listen (entzun) - Listen to what i say.

Human (giza) - To err is human.

Humane (gizatiarrak) - He is humane by nature.

Hard (hard) - He works hard.

Herd (artaldea) - A herd of sheep is grazing in the field.

Hail (kazkabarra) - The captain was hailed by all.

Hale (hale) - I am quite hale and hearty.

Honorary (ohorezko) - He is the honorary member of our club.

Honourable (ohorezko) - Khaled is an honourable man.

Historic (historikoa) - This is a historic Place.

Historical (historikoa) - Because of historical fact English is spoken all over the world.


Industrious (langilea) - Industrious people never fail in life.

Industrial (industrial) - Tejgaon is an industrial area.


Jealous (jeloskor) - He is jealous of my success.

Zealous () - Munir is a zealous worker.


Later (beranduago) - He reached later than all others.

Latter (bigarrenak) - Karim and Rahim are two brothers; The former is a doctor and latteris a teacher.

Last (azken) - Nasir is the last boy in the class.

Latest (azken) - This is the latest design of the car.

Leave (utzi) - Nasir is leaving the hotel today.

Live (bizi) - We live in the village.

Lovable (maitagarria) - The child is very lovable.

Lovely (ederra) - Her appearance is very lovely.

Lose (galtzen) - They may lose the match today.

Loose (solteak) - Oveget has put on a loose shirt.


Meat (haragia) - We get meat from cow.

Meet (Ekin) - I intend to meet him tomorrow.

Main (nagusia) - Rice is our main crops.

Mane (mane) - The lioness has no mane.

Moral (moral) - He bears a good moral character.

Morale (morala) - They may win as their morale is very high.



Official (ofiziala) - It is an official matter.

Officious (officious) - He is officious by nature.

Ordinance (ordenantza) - A new ordinance has been promulgated.

Ordnance (ordnance) - There is an ordnance factory at Gazipur.


Pan (pan) - She is making the omelet with a pan.

Pen (pen) - Pen is mighter than sword.

Pat (pat) - The teacher is patting the child on the shoulder.

Pet (maskota) - The cat is a pet animal.

Peace (bakea) - We want peace.

Piece (pieza) - I want a piece of paper.

Paper (paper) - We write on paper.

Pepper (piper) - Don't take much pepper with curry.

Person (pertsona) - Samiur Rahman is an honest person.

Parson (Parson) - We went to a parson to take moral ideas.

Populous (jendetsuena) - Dhaka is a populous city.

Popular (herri-) - Mawlana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhashani was a popular leader.

Pair (bikotea) - I shall buy a pair of red shoes.

Pare (pare) - Pare the nails as they look ugly.

Patrol (patrol) - The policeman are patrolling the city streets.

Petrol (gasolina) - We use petrol in the motorcars.

Personal (pertsonala) - Don't read my personal diary.

Personnel () - He is an army personnel.

Physic (medizina) - Nature is a better physic than any other medicine.

Physique (gorpuzkera) - He has a good physique.

Pity (pena) - Have pity for the poor.

Piety (Piedad) - He is respected for his piety.

Practice (praktika) - You need constant practice to write a better hand.

Practise () - He practises swimming everyday.

Pray (otoitz) - We should pray to allah.

Prey (harrapariak) - The tiger is a beast of prey.


Quiet (lasai) - He is a quiet boy.

Quite (nahiko) - I am quite happy today.


Refuge (aterpea) - Many people seek refuge in highlands during flood.

Refuse (uko) - He refused to hear me.

Register (erregistratu) - Your name has been struck off the register.

Registrar (erregistratzailea) - Mr. Hadi was the registrar of the Rajshahi University.

Role (rol) - In the drama He played the role of hero.

Roll (roll) - What is your roll number?



Seat (eserlekua) - Please have your seat.

Sit (eseri) - Please sit down.

See (ikusi) - I see a bird in the nest.

Sea (itsasoa) - The Bay of Bengal is a sea.

Sweat (izerdi) - He earns by the sweat of his brow.

Sweet (gozoa) - These mangoes are very sweet.

Sale (salgai) - I have kept my freeze for sale.

Sell (saldu) - He is selling his products.

Soul (arima) - The soul never dies.

Sole (mihi) - He is the sole owner of this company.

Staff (langileak) - All members of the office staff were present in the meeting.

Stuff (gauza) - It is made of soft stuff.

Story (istorioa) - Please tell me a very funny story.

Storey () - It is a multi storeyied building.

Sometime (noizbait) - Sometime, he was a teacher of this school.

Sometimes (batzuetan) - He sometimes come here.

Stationary (geldi) - The sun is stationary.

Stationery (paper-) - I am going to a stationery shop to buy a pencil.

Ship (itsasontzi) - Rana went to America by ship.

Sheep (ardiak) - Many sheep are grazing in the field.

Social (social) - Man is a social animal.

Sociable (sociable) - He ia a sociable man.


Tale (ipuin) - It was a tale of adventure.

Tell (esango) - Please tell us a story.

Tail (buztan) - A tiger has a long tail.

Test (proba) - He sat for the admission test.

Taste (gustu) - Honey tastes sweet.



Urban (hiri-) - I do not prefer urban life.

Urbane (urbane) - His urbane manners pleased us.


Vain (alferrik) - Your all attempts will go in vain.

Vein (Ildo) - Blood flows through the vein to the heart.


Wander (noragabe ibili) - He wandered here and there for the whole day.

Wonder (galdetzen) - Computer is one of the wonders of modern science.

Weak (ahula) - He is very weak.

Week (aste) - I shall visit trade fair on next week.

Wick (metxa) - The wick of the candle has been completely burnt.

Wear (higadura) - He always wear hat.

Wire (wire) - This is an electric wire.

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