commonly confused words
Commonly Confused Words


Accept (aqbalaan) - I gladly accepted her invitation.

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

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

Excess (xad-dhaaf ah) - Excess of everything is bad.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Confess (qiran) - You must confess your fault.

Addicted (qabatimi) - Mukul is addicted to drinking.

Devoted (oo gooni loo sooco) - Munir is devoted to all newspaper technical support.

Assay (isku dayo) - Plabon always assays to help others.

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Bat (fiidmeerta) - Bats do not lay eggs.

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

Beat (garaacday) - They will beat the thief.

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

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

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

Beside (oo ayan ku jirin) - His house is beside the field.

Besides (oo ayan ku jirin) - Besides this , He has plenty of wealth.


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

Calender (calender) - Every washerman has a calender.

Check (hubi) - Check your temper.

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

Cite (tixraacaan) - Cite an example.

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

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

Coarse (aan dhab ahayn) - She can not eat coarse rice.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Clean (nadiif ah) - The room is clean.

Clear (cad) - The water is clear.

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

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

Coma (kooma) - My wife in a coma.

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Die (dhiman) - He died of fever.

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

Discover (ogaado) - Columbus discovered America fever.

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

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

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

Draft (qabyada ah) - Make a draft of the petition.

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

Drought (abaaraha) - Drought destroyed the crops.


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

Illegible (akhriyi karin) - Your handwriting is illegible.

Eminent (Madaxdii Gaalowday) - Dr. Haque is an eminent scholar.

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

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

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


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

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

Fair (cadaalad) - She is a fair girl.

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

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

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

Flower (ubax) - Everybody likes flower.

Flour (bur) - Bread is made with flour.

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

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

Fast (soomi) - The horse runs fast.

First (ugu horeysay) - Faridul is the first boy.

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

Flesh (hilib) - Tigers are flesh eating animals.


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

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


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

Listen (dhagaysan) - Listen to what i say.

Human (aadanaha) - To err is human.

Humane (dadnimo) - He is humane by nature.

Hard (adag) - He works hard.

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

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

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

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

Honourable (Sharaf leh) - Khaled is an honourable man.

Historic (taariikhi) - This is a historic Place.

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


Industrious (u shaqeeya) - Industrious people never fail in life.

Industrial (warshadaha) - Tejgaon is an industrial area.


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

Zealous () - Munir is a zealous worker.


Later (ka dib) - He reached later than all others.

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

Last (ee la soo dhaafay) - Nasir is the last boy in the class.

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

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

Live (ku nool) - We live in the village.

Lovable (jeclaan karo) - The child is very lovable.

Lovely (qurxoon) - Her appearance is very lovely.

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

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


Meat (hilib) - We get meat from cow.

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

Main (ugu weyn ee) - Rice is our main crops.

Mane (baar) - The lioness has no mane.

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

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



Official (rasmiga ah) - It is an official matter.

Officious (officious) - He is officious by nature.

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

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


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

Pen (qalinka) - Pen is mighter than sword.

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

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

Peace (nabadda) - We want peace.

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

Paper (warqad) - We write on paper.

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

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

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

Populous (daawashada) - Dhaka is a populous city.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Personnel () - He is an army personnel.

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

Physique (Murqo) - He has a good physique.

Pity (nixin) - Have pity for the poor.

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

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

Practise () - He practises swimming everyday.

Pray (Barya) - We should pray to allah.

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


Quiet (xasilloon) - He is a quiet boy.

Quite (ilaa xad) - I am quite happy today.


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

Refuse (diido) - He refused to hear me.

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

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

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

Roll (roll) - What is your roll number?



Seat (kursiga) - Please have your seat.

Sit (fadhiisan) - Please sit down.

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

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

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

Sweet (macaan) - These mangoes are very sweet.

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

Sell (iibiyo) - He is selling his products.

Soul (naf) - The soul never dies.

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

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

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

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

Storey () - It is a multi storeyied building.

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

Sometimes (mararka qaar) - He sometimes come here.

Stationary (taagan) - The sun is stationary.

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

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

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

Social (bulshada) - Man is a social animal.

Sociable (bulsho ah) - He ia a sociable man.


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

Tell (u sheeg) - Please tell us a story.

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

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

Taste (dhadhan) - Honey tastes sweet.



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

Urbane (Urbanos) - His urbane manners pleased us.


Vain (waxtarla'aan) - Your all attempts will go in vain.

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


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

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

Weak (daciif ah) - He is very weak.

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

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

Wear (xirtaan) - He always wear hat.

Wire (silig) - This is an electric wire.

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