commonly confused words
Commonly Confused Words


Accept (स्वीकार करना) - I gladly accepted her invitation.

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

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

Excess (अधिक) - Excess of everything is bad.

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

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

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

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

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

Affect (को प्रभावित) - Excess labor must affect your body.

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

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

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

Admit (स्वीकार करना) - Mukul admits that he was wrong.

Confess (स्वीकार करना) - You must confess your fault.

Addicted (लत लग) - Mukul is addicted to drinking.

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Bat (बल्ला) - Bats do not lay eggs.

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

Beat (हराना) - They will beat the thief.

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

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

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

Beside (के बगल में) - His house is beside the field.

Besides (के अतिरिक्त) - Besides this , He has plenty of wealth.


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

Calender (केलिन्डर) - Every washerman has a calender.

Check (चेक) - Check your temper.

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

Cite (अदालत में तलब करना) - Cite an example.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Clean (स्वच्छ) - The room is clean.

Clear (स्पष्ट) - The water is clear.

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

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

Coma (प्रगाढ़ बेहोशी) - My wife in a coma.

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Die (मरना) - He died of fever.

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

Discover (पता चलता है) - Columbus discovered America fever.

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

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

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

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

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

Drought (सूखा) - Drought destroyed the crops.


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

Illegible (अस्पष्ट) - Your handwriting is illegible.

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

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

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

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


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

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

Fair (निष्पक्ष) - She is a fair girl.

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

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

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

Flower (फूल) - Everybody likes flower.

Flour (आटा) - Bread is made with flour.

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

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

Fast (उपवास) - The horse runs fast.

First (प्रथम) - Faridul is the first boy.

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

Flesh (मांस) - Tigers are flesh eating animals.


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

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


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

Listen (बात सुनो) - Listen to what i say.

Human (मानव) - To err is human.

Humane (दयालु) - He is humane by nature.

Hard (कठिन) - He works hard.

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

Hail (जय हो) - The captain was hailed by all.

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

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

Honourable (माननीय) - Khaled is an honourable man.

Historic (ऐतिहासिक) - This is a historic Place.

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


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

Industrial (औद्योगिक) - Tejgaon is an industrial area.


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

Zealous () - Munir is a zealous worker.


Later (बाद में) - He reached later than all others.

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

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

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

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

Live (जीना) - We live in the village.

Lovable (प्यारा) - The child is very lovable.

Lovely (सुंदर) - Her appearance is very lovely.

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

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


Meat (मांस) - We get meat from cow.

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

Main (मुख्य) - Rice is our main crops.

Mane (अयाल) - The lioness has no mane.

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

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



Official (आधिकारिक) - It is an official matter.

Officious (परेशान करनेवाला) - He is officious by nature.

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

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


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

Pen (कलम) - Pen is mighter than sword.

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

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

Peace (शांति) - We want peace.

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

Paper (कागज़) - We write on paper.

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

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

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

Populous (अधिक आबादी वाला) - Dhaka is a populous city.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Personnel () - He is an army personnel.

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

Physique (काया) - He has a good physique.

Pity (दया) - Have pity for the poor.

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

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

Practise () - He practises swimming everyday.

Pray (प्रार्थना) - We should pray to allah.

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


Quiet (चुप) - He is a quiet boy.

Quite (काफी) - I am quite happy today.


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

Refuse (इनकार) - He refused to hear me.

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

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

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

Roll (रोल) - What is your roll number?



Seat (सीट) - Please have your seat.

Sit (बैठिये) - Please sit down.

See (देख) - I see a bird in the nest.

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

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

Sweet (मिठाई) - These mangoes are very sweet.

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

Sell (बेचना) - He is selling his products.

Soul (अन्त: मन) - The soul never dies.

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

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

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

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

Storey () - It is a multi storeyied building.

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

Sometimes (कभी कभी) - He sometimes come here.

Stationary (स्थिर) - The sun is stationary.

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

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

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

Social (सामाजिक) - Man is a social animal.

Sociable (मिलनसार) - He ia a sociable man.


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

Tell (कहना) - Please tell us a story.

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

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

Taste (स्वाद) - Honey tastes sweet.



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

Urbane (शिष्ट) - His urbane manners pleased us.


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

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


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

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

Weak (कमज़ोर) - He is very weak.

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

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

Wear (पहन लेना) - He always wear hat.

Wire (तार) - This is an electric wire.

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