commonly confused words
Commonly Confused Words


Accept (qabul) - I gladly accepted her invitation.

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

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

Excess (ortiq) - Excess of everything is bad.

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

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

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

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

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

Affect (ta'sir) - Excess labor must affect your body.

Effect (ta'sir) - The effects of war are not good.

Ascent (ko'tarilish) - The ascent to the mountain is not a easy task.

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

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

Confess (tan) - You must confess your fault.

Addicted (qaram) - Mukul is addicted to drinking.

Devoted (bag'ishlangan) - Munir is devoted to all newspaper technical support.

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

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

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

Alter (o'zgartirish) - Nothing is left in this city to be altered.


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

Beg (so'ramoq) - The older man is begging from door to door.

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

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

Bat (ko'rshapalak) - Bats do not lay eggs.

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

Beat (mag'lub) - They will beat the thief.

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

Berth (to'shak,) - Poor people can not reserve a berth in the train.

Birth (tug'ilish) - The cow gave birth to a culf yesterday.

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

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


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

Calender (Qalandar) - Every washerman has a calender.

Check (nazorat) - Check your temper.

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

Cite (sudga chaqirtirmoq) - Cite an example.

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

Sight (ko'z) - Her eye-sight is defective.

Coarse (qo'pol) - She can not eat coarse rice.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Clean (toza) - The room is clean.

Clear (aniq) - The water is clear.

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

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

Coma (koma) - My wife in a coma.

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

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

Cannon (to'p) - The soldiers use cannons in the battle field.


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

Deer (bug'u ohu) - There are many deer in the Sundarbans.

Drown (cho'kmoq) - The boy was drowned in the river.

Sink (chig'aniq) - The boat sank in the river.

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

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

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

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

Die (vafot) - He died of fever.

Dye (bo'yoq) - The cloth is dyed in fast colour.

Discover (kashf) - Columbus discovered America fever.

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

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

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

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

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

Drought (qurg'oqchilik) - Drought destroyed the crops.


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

Illegible (o'qilmaydi) - Your handwriting is illegible.

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

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

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

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


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

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

Fair (yarmarka) - She is a fair girl.

Fare (yo'l kira) - What is the bus fair from Dhaka to Sirajgonj?

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

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

Flower (gul) - Everybody likes flower.

Flour (un) - Bread is made with flour.

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

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

Fast (tez) - The horse runs fast.

First (birinchi) - Faridul is the first boy.

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

Flesh (tana) - Tigers are flesh eating animals.


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

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


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

Listen (tinglash) - Listen to what i say.

Human (inson) - To err is human.

Humane (odamiy) - He is humane by nature.

Hard (qiyin) - He works hard.

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

Hail (do'l) - The captain was hailed by all.

Hale (sog'lom) - I am quite hale and hearty.

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

Honourable (obro'li) - Khaled is an honourable man.

Historic (tarixiy) - This is a historic Place.

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


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

Industrial (sanoat) - Tejgaon is an industrial area.


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

Zealous () - Munir is a zealous worker.


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

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

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

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

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

Live (jonli) - We live in the village.

Lovable (maftunkor) - The child is very lovable.

Lovely (go'zal) - Her appearance is very lovely.

Lose (yo'qotish) - They may lose the match today.

Loose (bo'sh) - Oveget has put on a loose shirt.


Meat (go'sht) - We get meat from cow.

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

Main (asosiy) - Rice is our main crops.

Mane (yol) - The lioness has no mane.

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

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



Official (rasmiy) - It is an official matter.

Officious (jonga tegadigan) - He is officious by nature.

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

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


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

Pen (ruchka) - Pen is mighter than sword.

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

Pet (Uy hayvoni) - The cat is a pet animal.

Peace (tinchlik) - We want peace.

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

Paper (qog'oz) - We write on paper.

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

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

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

Populous (zich joylashgan) - Dhaka is a populous city.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Personnel () - He is an army personnel.

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

Physique (bichim) - He has a good physique.

Pity (rahm) - Have pity for the poor.

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

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

Practise () - He practises swimming everyday.

Pray (ibodat qilmoq) - We should pray to allah.

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


Quiet (sokin) - He is a quiet boy.

Quite (mutlaqo) - I am quite happy today.


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

Refuse (rad) - He refused to hear me.

Register (ro'yxatdan) - Your name has been struck off the register.

Registrar (ro'yxatga oluvchi) - Mr. Hadi was the registrar of the Rajshahi University.

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

Roll (rulonli) - What is your roll number?



Seat (o'rin) - Please have your seat.

Sit (o'tirish) - Please sit down.

See (ko'rish) - I see a bird in the nest.

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

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

Sweet (shirin) - These mangoes are very sweet.

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

Sell (sotish) - He is selling his products.

Soul (qalb) - The soul never dies.

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

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

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

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

Storey () - It is a multi storeyied building.

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

Sometimes (ba'zan) - He sometimes come here.

Stationary (harakatsiz) - The sun is stationary.

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

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

Sheep (qo'y) - Many sheep are grazing in the field.

Social (ijtimoiy) - Man is a social animal.

Sociable (dilkash) - He ia a sociable man.


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

Tell (aytib) - Please tell us a story.

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

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

Taste (ta'm) - Honey tastes sweet.



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

Urbane (muloyim) - His urbane manners pleased us.


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

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


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

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

Weak (kuchsiz) - He is very weak.

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

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

Wear (kiyish) - He always wear hat.

Wire (sim) - This is an electric wire.

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