commonly confused words
Commonly Confused Words


Accept (قبول) - I gladly accepted her invitation.

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

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

Excess (فائض) - Excess of everything is bad.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Confess (اعترف) - You must confess your fault.

Addicted (مدمن) - Mukul is addicted to drinking.

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Bat (مضرب) - Bats do not lay eggs.

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

Beat (تغلب) - They will beat the thief.

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

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

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

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

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


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

Calender (درج في لائحة) - Every washerman has a calender.

Check (التحقق من) - Check your temper.

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

Cite (استشهد) - Cite an example.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Counsel (مستشار قانوني) - My teacher gave a good counsel.

Clean (نظيف) - The room is clean.

Clear (واضح) - The water is clear.

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

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

Coma (غيبوبة) - My wife in a coma.

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

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

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


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

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

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

Sink (مكتب المدير) - The boat sank in the river.

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

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

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

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

Die (موت) - He died of fever.

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

Discover (اكتشف) - Columbus discovered America fever.

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

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

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

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

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

Drought (جفاف) - Drought destroyed the crops.


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

Illegible (غير مقروء) - Your handwriting is illegible.

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

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

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

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


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

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

Fair (معرض) - She is a fair girl.

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

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

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

Flower (زهرة) - Everybody likes flower.

Flour (طحين) - Bread is made with flour.

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

Further (بالإضافة إلى ذلك) - Further explanation is necessary to solve this problem.

Fast (بسرعة) - The horse runs fast.

First (أول) - Faridul is the first boy.

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

Flesh (لحم) - Tigers are flesh eating animals.


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

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


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

Listen (استمع) - Listen to what i say.

Human (بشري) - To err is human.

Humane (إنساني) - He is humane by nature.

Hard (الصعب) - He works hard.

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

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

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

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

Honourable (مشرف) - 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.


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

Industrial (صناعي) - Tejgaon is an industrial area.


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

Zealous () - Munir is a zealous worker.


Later (في وقت لاحق) - He reached later than all others.

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

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

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

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

Live (حي) - We live in the village.

Lovable (محبوب) - The child is very lovable.

Lovely (جميل) - Her appearance is very lovely.

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

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


Meat (لحم) - We get meat from cow.

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

Main (الأساسية) - Rice is our main crops.

Mane (عرف الفرس) - The lioness has no mane.

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

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



Official (الرسمية) - It is an official matter.

Officious (فضولي) - He is officious by nature.

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

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


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

Pen (قلم جاف) - Pen is mighter than sword.

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

Pet (حيوان اليف) - The cat is a pet animal.

Peace (سلام) - We want peace.

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

Paper (ورقة) - We write on paper.

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

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

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

Populous (مزدحم) - Dhaka is a populous city.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Personnel () - He is an army personnel.

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

Physique (بنية الجسم) - He has a good physique.

Pity (شفقة) - Have pity for the poor.

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

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

Practise () - He practises swimming everyday.

Pray (صلى) - We should pray to allah.

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


Quiet (هادئ) - He is a quiet boy.

Quite (الى حد كبير) - I am quite happy today.


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

Refuse (رفض) - He refused to hear me.

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

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

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

Roll (تدحرج) - What is your roll number?



Seat (مقعد) - Please have your seat.

Sit (تجلس) - Please sit down.

See (نرى) - I see a bird in the nest.

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

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

Sweet (حلو) - These mangoes are very sweet.

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

Sell (يبيع) - He is selling his products.

Soul (روح) - The soul never dies.

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

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

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

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

Storey () - It is a multi storeyied building.

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

Sometimes (بعض الأحيان) - He sometimes come here.

Stationary (ثابت) - The sun is stationary.

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

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

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

Social (اجتماعي) - Man is a social animal.

Sociable (مرن) - He ia a sociable man.


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

Tell (يخبار) - Please tell us a story.

Tail (ذيل) - A tiger has a long tail.

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

Taste (المذاق) - Honey tastes sweet.



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

Urbane (مؤدب) - His urbane manners pleased us.


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

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


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

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

Weak (ضعيف) - He is very weak.

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

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

Wear (البس، ارتداء) - He always wear hat.

Wire (الأسلاك) - This is an electric wire.

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