commonly confused words
Commonly Confused Words


Accept (接受) - I gladly accepted her invitation.

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

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

Excess (过量) - Excess of everything is bad.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Confess (承认) - You must confess your fault.

Addicted (上瘾) - Mukul is addicted to drinking.

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Bat (蝙蝠) - Bats do not lay eggs.

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

Beat (击败) - They will beat the thief.

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

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

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

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

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


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

Calender (砑光机) - Every washerman has a calender.

Check (查) - Check your temper.

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

Cite (引用) - Cite an example.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Counsel (法律顾问) - My teacher gave a good counsel.

Clean (清洁) - The room is clean.

Clear (明确) - The water is clear.

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

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

Coma (昏迷) - My wife in a coma.

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

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

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


Dear (亲) - My father is dear to me.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Die (死) - He died of fever.

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

Discover (发现) - Columbus discovered America fever.

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

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

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

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

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

Drought (干旱) - Drought destroyed the crops.


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

Illegible (难以辨认) - Your handwriting is illegible.

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

Imminent (即将来临) - I saved him from an imminent danger.

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

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


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

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

Fair (公平) - She is a fair girl.

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

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

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

Flower (花) - Everybody likes flower.

Flour (面粉) - Bread is made with flour.

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

Further (进一步) - Further explanation is necessary to solve this problem.

Fast (快速) - The horse runs fast.

First (第一) - Faridul is the first boy.

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

Flesh (肉) - Tigers are flesh eating animals.


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

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


Hear (听) - I can not hear your voice.

Listen (听) - Listen to what i say.

Human (人的) - To err is human.

Humane (人道) - He is humane by nature.

Hard (硬) - He works hard.

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

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

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

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

Honourable (光彩) - Khaled is an honourable man.

Historic (历史性) - This is a historic Place.

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


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

Industrial (产业) - Tejgaon is an industrial area.


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

Zealous () - Munir is a zealous worker.


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

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

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

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

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

Live (生活) - We live in the village.

Lovable (可爱) - The child is very lovable.

Lovely (可爱) - Her appearance is very lovely.

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

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


Meat (肉) - We get meat from cow.

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

Main (主要) - Rice is our main crops.

Mane (鬃毛) - The lioness has no mane.

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

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



Official (官方) - It is an official matter.

Officious (非官方的) - He is officious by nature.

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

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


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

Pen (钢笔) - Pen is mighter than sword.

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

Pet (宠物) - The cat is a pet animal.

Peace (和平) - We want peace.

Piece (片) - I want a piece of paper.

Paper (纸) - We write on paper.

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

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

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

Populous (人口稠密) - Dhaka is a populous city.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Personnel () - He is an army personnel.

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

Physique (体质) - He has a good physique.

Pity (可怜) - Have pity for the poor.

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

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

Practise () - He practises swimming everyday.

Pray (祈祷) - We should pray to allah.

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


Quiet (安静) - He is a quiet boy.

Quite (相当) - I am quite happy today.


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

Refuse (垃圾) - He refused to hear me.

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

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

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

Roll (滚) - What is your roll number?



Seat (座位) - Please have your seat.

Sit (坐) - Please sit down.

See (看到) - I see a bird in the nest.

Sea (海) - The Bay of Bengal is a sea.

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

Sweet (甜) - These mangoes are very sweet.

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

Sell (卖) - He is selling his products.

Soul (灵魂) - The soul never dies.

Sole (唯一) - He is the sole owner of this company.

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

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

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

Storey () - It is a multi storeyied building.

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

Sometimes (有时) - He sometimes come here.

Stationary (静止的) - The sun is stationary.

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

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

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

Social (社会) - Man is a social animal.

Sociable (社交的) - He ia a sociable man.


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

Tell (告诉) - Please tell us a story.

Tail (尾巴) - A tiger has a long tail.

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

Taste (味道) - Honey tastes sweet.



Urban (城市的) - I do not prefer urban life.

Urbane (彬彬有礼) - His urbane manners pleased us.


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

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


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

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

Weak (弱) - He is very weak.

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

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

Wear (穿) - He always wear hat.

Wire (线) - This is an electric wire.

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