commonly confused words
Commonly Confused Words


Accept (לְקַבֵּל) - I gladly accepted her invitation.

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

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

Excess (עודף) - Excess of everything is bad.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Confess (לְהוֹדוֹת) - You must confess your fault.

Addicted (מָכוּר) - Mukul is addicted to drinking.

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Bat (עטלף) - Bats do not lay eggs.

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

Beat (להיות ב) - They will beat the thief.

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

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

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

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

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


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

Calender (לְעַרְגֵל) - Every washerman has a calender.

Check (לבדוק) - Check your temper.

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

Cite (לְצַטֵט) - Cite an example.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Clean (לְנַקוֹת) - The room is clean.

Clear (ברור) - The water is clear.

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

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

Coma (תִרדֶמֶת) - My wife in a coma.

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Die (לָמוּת) - He died of fever.

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

Discover (לְגַלוֹת) - Columbus discovered America fever.

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

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

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

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

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

Drought (בַּצוֹרֶת) - Drought destroyed the crops.


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

Illegible (לֹא קָרִיא) - Your handwriting is illegible.

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

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

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

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


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

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

Fair (הוֹגֶן) - She is a fair girl.

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

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

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

Flower (פֶּרַח) - Everybody likes flower.

Flour (קמח) - Bread is made with flour.

Farther (רחוק יותר) - They will go farther than expected.

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

Fast (מָהִיר) - The horse runs fast.

First (ראשון) - Faridul is the first boy.

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

Flesh (בשר) - Tigers are flesh eating animals.


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

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


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

Listen (להקשיב) - Listen to what i say.

Human (בן אנוש) - To err is human.

Humane (אֶנוֹשִׁי) - He is humane by nature.

Hard (קָשֶׁה) - He works hard.

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

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

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

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

Honourable (כָּבוּד) - Khaled is an honourable man.

Historic (הִיסטוֹרִי) - This is a historic Place.

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


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

Industrial (תַעֲשִׂיָתִי) - Tejgaon is an industrial area.


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

Zealous () - Munir is a zealous worker.


Later (יותר מאוחר) - He reached later than all others.

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

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

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

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

Live (לחיות) - We live in the village.

Lovable (חָבִיב) - The child is very lovable.

Lovely (יָפֶה) - Her appearance is very lovely.

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

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


Meat (בָּשָׂר) - We get meat from cow.

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

Main (רָאשִׁי) - Rice is our main crops.

Mane (רַעמָה) - The lioness has no mane.

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

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



Official (רשמי) - It is an official matter.

Officious (לֹא רִשְׁמִי) - He is officious by nature.

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

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


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

Pen (עֵט) - Pen is mighter than sword.

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

Pet (חיית מחמד) - The cat is a pet animal.

Peace (שָׁלוֹם) - We want peace.

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

Paper (עיתון) - We write on paper.

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

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

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

Populous (מְאוּכלָס בִּצְפִיפוּת) - Dhaka is a populous city.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Personnel () - He is an army personnel.

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

Physique (מִבנֶה גוּף) - He has a good physique.

Pity (רַחֲמִים) - Have pity for the poor.

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

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

Practise () - He practises swimming everyday.

Pray (לְהִתְפַּלֵל) - We should pray to allah.

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


Quiet (שֶׁקֶט) - He is a quiet boy.

Quite (דַי) - I am quite happy today.


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

Refuse (מסרב) - He refused to hear me.

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

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

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

Roll (גָלִיל) - What is your roll number?



Seat (מושב) - Please have your seat.

Sit (לָשֶׁבֶת) - Please sit down.

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

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

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

Sweet (מתוק) - These mangoes are very sweet.

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

Sell (מכירה) - He is selling his products.

Soul (נֶפֶשׁ) - The soul never dies.

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

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

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

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

Storey () - It is a multi storeyied building.

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

Sometimes (לִפְעָמִים) - He sometimes come here.

Stationary (יַצִיב) - The sun is stationary.

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

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

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

Social (חֶברָתִי) - Man is a social animal.

Sociable (חַברוּתִי) - He ia a sociable man.


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

Tell (לְסַפֵּר) - Please tell us a story.

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

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

Taste (טַעַם) - Honey tastes sweet.



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

Urbane (מתורבת) - His urbane manners pleased us.


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

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


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

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

Weak (חלש) - He is very weak.

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

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

Wear (לִלבּוֹשׁ) - He always wear hat.

Wire (חוּט) - This is an electric wire.

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