commonly confused words
Commonly Confused Words


Accept (baweranîn) - I gladly accepted her invitation.

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

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

Excess (zêdeyî) - Excess of everything is bad.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Confess (qebûlkirin) - You must confess your fault.

Addicted (kê§) - Mukul is addicted to drinking.

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Bat (paçmêlk) - Bats do not lay eggs.

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

Beat (lêdan) - They will beat the thief.

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

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

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

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

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


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

Calender (calender) - Every washerman has a calender.

Check (berçavkirinî) - Check your temper.

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

Cite (gazîkirin) - Cite an example.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Clean (pak) - The room is clean.

Clear (zelal) - The water is clear.

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

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

Coma (di komayê de) - My wife in a coma.

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Die (mirin) - He died of fever.

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

Discover (kişfkirin) - Columbus discovered America fever.

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

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

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

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

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

Drought (bêavî) - Drought destroyed the crops.


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

Illegible (nayê fêmkirin) - Your handwriting is illegible.

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

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

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

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


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

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

Fair (adîl) - She is a fair girl.

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

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

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

Flower (kûlîlk) - Everybody likes flower.

Flour (ard) - Bread is made with flour.

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

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

Fast (zû) - The horse runs fast.

First (yekem) - Faridul is the first boy.

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

Flesh (goşt) - Tigers are flesh eating animals.


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

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


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

Listen (gûhdarkirin) - Listen to what i say.

Human (mirov) - To err is human.

Humane (mirovan) - He is humane by nature.

Hard (hişk) - He works hard.

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

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

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

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

Honourable (binamûs) - Khaled is an honourable man.

Historic (dîrokî) - This is a historic Place.

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


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

Industrial (sinaî) - Tejgaon is an industrial area.


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

Zealous () - Munir is a zealous worker.


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

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

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

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

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

Live (jîyan) - We live in the village.

Lovable (xweşik) - The child is very lovable.

Lovely (têhezkir) - Her appearance is very lovely.

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

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


Meat (goşt) - We get meat from cow.

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

Main (ser) - Rice is our main crops.

Mane (temberî) - The lioness has no mane.

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

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



Official (fermî) - It is an official matter.

Officious (officious) - He is officious by nature.

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

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


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

Pen (nivîstok) - Pen is mighter than sword.

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

Pet (terşê kedî) - The cat is a pet animal.

Peace (aşîtî) - We want peace.

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

Paper (kaxez) - We write on paper.

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

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

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

Populous (Di heman demę) - Dhaka is a populous city.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Personnel () - He is an army personnel.

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

Physique (physique) - He has a good physique.

Pity (dilêşî) - Have pity for the poor.

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

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

Practise () - He practises swimming everyday.

Pray (dûakirin) - We should pray to allah.

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


Quiet (rehet) - He is a quiet boy.

Quite (hemû) - I am quite happy today.


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

Refuse (refzkirin) - He refused to hear me.

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

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

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

Roll (nanik) - What is your roll number?



Seat (rûniştek) - Please have your seat.

Sit (rûniştin) - Please sit down.

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

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

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

Sweet (şêrîn) - These mangoes are very sweet.

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

Sell (firotin) - He is selling his products.

Soul (rûh) - The soul never dies.

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

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

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

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

Storey () - It is a multi storeyied building.

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

Sometimes (carna) - He sometimes come here.

Stationary (çikandî) - The sun is stationary.

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

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

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

Social (civatî) - Man is a social animal.

Sociable (civatşên) - He ia a sociable man.


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

Tell (gotin) - Please tell us a story.

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

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

Taste (tam) - Honey tastes sweet.



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

Urbane (hevalkarê) - His urbane manners pleased us.


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

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


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

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

Weak (qels) - He is very weak.

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

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

Wear (hilgirtin) - He always wear hat.

Wire (têlik) - This is an electric wire.

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