commonly confused words
Commonly Confused Words

A

Accept (anabata) - I gladly accepted her invitation.

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


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

Excess (ngafe) - Excess of everything is bad.


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

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

Confess (ekwupụtara) - You must confess your fault.


Addicted (riri ahụ) - Mukul is addicted to drinking.

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


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

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


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

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


B

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

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


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

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


Bat (ụsụ) - Bats do not lay eggs.

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


Beat (iti) - They will beat the thief.

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


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

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


Beside (n'akuku) - His house is beside the field.

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

C

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

Calender (calender) - Every washerman has a calender.


Check (elele) - Check your temper.

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


Cite (nyekwa) - Cite an example.

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

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


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

Course (N'ezie) - The ship has changed his course.


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

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


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

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


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

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


Clean (ọcha) - The room is clean.

Clear (doro anya) - The water is clear.


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

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


Coma (amaghị onwe) - My wife in a coma.

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


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

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

D

Dear (hụrụ n'anya) - My father is dear to me.

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


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

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


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

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


Dairy (Mmiri ara ehi) - Have you ever visited the Sirajgonj dairy farm.

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


Die (anwụ) - He died of fever.

Dye (e ji esiji ákwà) - The cloth is dyed in fast colour.


Discover (achọpụta) - Columbus discovered America fever.

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


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

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


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

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

Drought (oké ọkọchị) - Drought destroyed the crops.

E

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

Illegible (illegible) - Your handwriting is illegible.


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

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


Expect (na-atụ anya) - I expect that he will pass.

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

F

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

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


Fair (ngosi) - She is a fair girl.

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


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

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


Flower (ifuru) - Everybody likes flower.

Flour (ntụ ọka) - Bread is made with flour.


Farther (ime ebe) - They will go farther than expected.

Further (n'ihu) - Further explanation is necessary to solve this problem.


Fast (ngwa ngwa) - The horse runs fast.

First (mbụ) - Faridul is the first boy.


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

Flesh (anụ) - Tigers are flesh eating animals.

G

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

Goal (ihe mgbaru ọsọ) - What is the goal of your life?

H

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

Listen (ntị) - Listen to what i say.


Human (mmadụ) - To err is human.

Humane (obi mmadu) - He is humane by nature.


Hard (ike) - He works hard.

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


Hail (n'eto) - The captain was hailed by all.

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


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

Honourable (kwesịrị nsọpụrụ) - Khaled is an honourable man.


Historic (akụkọ ihe mere eme) - This is a historic Place.

Historical (akụkọ ihe mere eme) - Because of historical fact English is spoken all over the world.

I

Industrious (arụsi ọrụ) - Industrious people never fail in life.

Industrial (ulo oru) - Tejgaon is an industrial area.

J

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

Zealous ( Notice: Undefined index: zealous in /var/www/html/server/commonly-confused-words.php on line 197 ) - Munir is a zealous worker.

L

Later (mgbe e mesịrị) - He reached later than all others.

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


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

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


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

Live (ndụ) - We live in the village.


Lovable (akpali ịhụnanya) - The child is very lovable.

Lovely (ọmarịcha) - Her appearance is very lovely.


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

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

M

Meat (anụ) - We get meat from cow.

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


Main (isi) - Rice is our main crops.

Mane (aji) - The lioness has no mane.


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

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

 

O

Official (ukara) - It is an official matter.

Officious (officious) - He is officious by nature.


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

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

P

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

Pen (pen) - Pen is mighter than sword.


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

Pet (ịzụ) - The cat is a pet animal.


Peace (udo) - We want peace.

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


Paper (akwụkwọ) - We write on paper.

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


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

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


Populous (nwee ụba) - Dhaka is a populous city.

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


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

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


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

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


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

Personnel ( Notice: Undefined index: personnel in /var/www/html/server/commonly-confused-words.php on line 255 ) - He is an army personnel.


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

Physique (physique) - He has a good physique.


Pity (ọmịiko) - Have pity for the poor.

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


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

Practise ( Notice: Undefined index: practise in /var/www/html/server/commonly-confused-words.php on line 264 ) - He practises swimming everyday.


Pray (kpee ekpere) - We should pray to allah.

Prey (na-eri anụ) - The tiger is a beast of prey.

Q

Quiet (jụụ) - He is a quiet boy.

Quite (ezi) - I am quite happy today.

R

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

Refuse (ajụ) - He refused to hear me.


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

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


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

Roll (mpịakọta) - What is your roll number?

 

S

Seat (oche) - Please have your seat.

Sit (anọdụ) - Please sit down.


See (ahụ) - I see a bird in the nest.

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


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

Sweet (sweet) - These mangoes are very sweet.


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

Sell (ere) - He is selling his products.


Soul (mkpụrụ obi) - The soul never dies.

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


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

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


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

Storey ( Notice: Undefined index: storey in /var/www/html/server/commonly-confused-words.php on line 301 ) - It is a multi storeyied building.


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

Sometimes (mgbe ụfọdụ) - He sometimes come here.


Stationary (anyịnya) - The sun is stationary.

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


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

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


Social (na-elekọta mmadụ) - Man is a social animal.

Sociable (awuasara) - He ia a sociable man.

T

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

Tell (agwa) - Please tell us a story.

Tail (ọdụ) - A tiger has a long tail.


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

Taste (uto) - Honey tastes sweet.

 

U

Urban (mepere emepe) - I do not prefer urban life.

Urbane (urbane) - His urbane manners pleased us.

V

Vain (n'efu) - Your all attempts will go in vain.

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



W

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

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


Weak (na-adịghị ike) - He is very weak.

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

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


Wear (eyi) - He always wear hat.

Wire (waya) - This is an electric wire.

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