commonly confused words
Commonly Confused Words


Accept (yarda da) - I gladly accepted her invitation.

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

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

Excess (oba) - Excess of everything is bad.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Admit (shigar da) - Mukul admits that he was wrong.

Confess (furta) - You must confess your fault.

Addicted (kamu) - Mukul is addicted to drinking.

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Bat (jemage) - Bats do not lay eggs.

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

Beat (duka) - They will beat the thief.

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

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

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

Beside (kusa da) - His house is beside the field.

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


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

Calender (calender) - Every washerman has a calender.

Check (duba) - Check your temper.

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

Cite (birnin) - Cite an example.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Clean (tsabta) - The room is clean.

Clear (bayyanannu) - The water is clear.

Custom (al'ada) - The custom is no longer in vogue.

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

Coma (coma) - My wife in a coma.

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Die (mutu) - He died of fever.

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

Discover (gano) - Columbus discovered America fever.

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

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

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

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

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

Drought (fari) - Drought destroyed the crops.


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

Illegible (illegible) - Your handwriting is illegible.

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

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

Expect (sa ran) - I expect that he will pass.

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


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

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

Fair (adalci) - She is a fair girl.

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

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

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

Flower (flower) - Everybody likes flower.

Flour (gari) - Bread is made with flour.

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

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

Fast (sauri) - The horse runs fast.

First (farko) - Faridul is the first boy.

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

Flesh (nama) - Tigers are flesh eating animals.


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

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


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

Listen (saurare) - Listen to what i say.

Human (mutum) - To err is human.

Humane (m) - He is humane by nature.

Hard (tukuru) - He works hard.

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

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

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

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

Honourable (m) - Khaled is an honourable man.

Historic (tarihi) - This is a historic Place.

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


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

Industrial (masana'antu) - Tejgaon is an industrial area.


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

Zealous () - Munir is a zealous worker.


Later (daga baya) - He reached later than all others.

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

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

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

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

Live (rayuwa) - We live in the village.

Lovable (m) - The child is very lovable.

Lovely (lovely) - Her appearance is very lovely.

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

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


Meat (nama) - We get meat from cow.

Meet (sadu da) - I intend to meet him tomorrow.

Main (babban) - Rice is our main crops.

Mane (mane) - The lioness has no mane.

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

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



Official (hukuma) - It is an official matter.

Officious (officious) - He is officious by nature.

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

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


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

Pen (alkalami) - Pen is mighter than sword.

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

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

Peace (zaman lafiya) - We want peace.

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

Paper (takarda) - We write on paper.

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

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

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

Populous (yawan) - Dhaka is a populous city.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Personnel () - He is an army personnel.

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

Physique (jiki) - He has a good physique.

Pity (tausayi) - Have pity for the poor.

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

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

Practise () - He practises swimming everyday.

Pray (yi addu'a) - We should pray to allah.

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


Quiet (m) - He is a quiet boy.

Quite (quite) - I am quite happy today.


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

Refuse (ki) - He refused to hear me.

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

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

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

Roll (yi) - What is your roll number?



Seat (wurin zama) - Please have your seat.

Sit (zauna) - Please sit down.

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

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

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

Sweet (zaki) - These mangoes are very sweet.

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

Sell (sayar da) - He is selling his products.

Soul (rai) - The soul never dies.

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

Staff (ma'aikatan) - All members of the office staff were present in the meeting.

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

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

Storey () - It is a multi storeyied building.

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

Sometimes (wani lokacin) - He sometimes come here.

Stationary (tsit) - The sun is stationary.

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

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

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

Social (zaman jama'a) - Man is a social animal.

Sociable (m) - He ia a sociable man.


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

Tell (gaya) - Please tell us a story.

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

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

Taste (dandano) - Honey tastes sweet.



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

Urbane (urbane) - His urbane manners pleased us.


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

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


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

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

Weak (rauni) - He is very weak.

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

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

Wear (sa) - He always wear hat.

Wire (waya) - This is an electric wire.

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