commonly confused words
Commonly Confused Words

A

Accept (قبول) - I gladly accepted her invitation.

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


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

Excess (ڀؤ) - Excess of everything is bad.


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

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

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


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

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


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

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


Ascent (وڏن مرتبن واري) - The ascent to the mountain is not a easy task.

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


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

Confess (اقرار) - You must confess your fault.


Addicted (عادي) - Mukul is addicted to drinking.

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


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

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


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

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


B

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

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


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

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


Bat (بيٽ) - Bats do not lay eggs.

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


Beat (نزاڪت) - They will beat the thief.

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


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

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


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

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

C

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

Calender (Calender) - Every washerman has a calender.


Check (چيڪ) - Check your temper.

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


Cite (ڪر) - Cite an example.

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


Clean (صاف) - The room is clean.

Clear (واضح) - The water is clear.


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

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


Coma (سنياسي) - My wife in a coma.

Comma (۾ ڪاما جو) - Put a comma (.) after the verb.


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

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

D

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


Die (مرڻ) - He died of fever.

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


Discover (کوج) - Columbus discovered America fever.

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


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

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


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

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

Drought (ڏڪار) - Drought destroyed the crops.

E

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

Illegible (illegible) - Your handwriting is illegible.


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

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


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

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

F

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

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


Fair (چڱو) - She is a fair girl.

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


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

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


Flower (گلن) - Everybody likes flower.

Flour (اٽو) - Bread is made with flour.


Farther (پرينء کي) - They will go farther than expected.

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


Fast (روزو) - The horse runs fast.

First (پهريون) - Faridul is the first boy.


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

Flesh (گوشت) - Tigers are flesh eating animals.

G

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

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

H

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

Listen (سن) - Listen to what i say.


Human (انساني) - To err is human.

Humane (۽ انساني) - He is humane by nature.


Hard (سخت) - He works hard.

Herd (تان ڌوڪيندو اچي) - A herd of sheep is grazing in the field.


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

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


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

Honourable (پاڻ سڳورا) - Khaled is an honourable man.


Historic (تاريخي) - This is a historic Place.

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

I

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

Industrial (صنعتي) - Tejgaon is an industrial area.

J

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

Zealous () - Munir is a zealous worker.

L

Later (ٿوري دير کان پوء) - He reached later than all others.

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


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

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


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

Live (رهن ٿا) - We live in the village.


Lovable (lovable) - The child is very lovable.

Lovely (لولي) - Her appearance is very lovely.


Lose (وڃائي ڇڏيو) - They may lose the match today.

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

M

Meat (گوشت) - We get meat from cow.

Meet (ملن ٿا) - I intend to meet him tomorrow.


Main (مکيه) - Rice is our main crops.

Mane (mane) - The lioness has no mane.


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

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

 

O

Official (سرڪاري) - It is an official matter.

Officious (officious) - He is officious by nature.


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

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

P

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

Pen (قلم) - Pen is mighter than sword.


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

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


Peace (سلام) - We want peace.

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


Paper (پيپر) - We write on paper.

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


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

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


Populous (شاهوڪار) - Dhaka is a populous city.

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


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

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


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

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


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

Personnel () - He is an army personnel.


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

Physique (physique) - He has a good physique.


Pity (رحم) - Have pity for the poor.

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


Practice (عملي طور تي) - You need constant practice to write a better hand.

Practise () - He practises swimming everyday.


Pray (دعائون) - We should pray to allah.

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

Q

Quiet (پهر) - He is a quiet boy.

Quite (ڪافي) - I am quite happy today.

R

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

Refuse (انڪاري) - He refused to hear me.


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

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


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

Roll (رول) - What is your roll number?

 

S

Seat (مسند) - Please have your seat.

Sit (ويھ) - Please sit down.


See (ڏسو) - I see a bird in the nest.

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


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

Sweet (مٺي) - These mangoes are very sweet.


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

Sell (وڪرو) - He is selling his products.


Soul (جان) - The soul never dies.

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


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

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


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

Storey () - It is a multi storeyied building.


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

Sometimes (ڪڏهن ڪڏهن) - He sometimes come here.


Stationary (ستي) - The sun is stationary.

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


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

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


Social (سماجي) - Man is a social animal.

Sociable (sociable) - He ia a sociable man.

T

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

Tell (چوان) - Please tell us a story.

Tail (دم) - A tiger has a long tail.


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

Taste (مزو) - Honey tastes sweet.

 

U

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

Urbane (urbane) - His urbane manners pleased us.

V

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

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



W

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

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


Weak (ڪمزور) - He is very weak.

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

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


Wear (پائڻ) - He always wear hat.

Wire (تار) - This is an electric wire.

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