commonly confused words
Commonly Confused Words


Accept (modawat) - I gladly accepted her invitation.

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

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

Excess (sobra) - Excess of everything is bad.

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

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

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

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

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

Affect (makaapekto sa) - Excess labor must affect your body.

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

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

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

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

Confess (isugid) - You must confess your fault.

Addicted (maadik) - Mukul is addicted to drinking.

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

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

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

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

Alter (pag-usab sa) - Nothing is left in this city to be altered.


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

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

Bad (dili maayo nga) - Never try to mingle with the bad boys.

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

Bat (kabog) - Bats do not lay eggs.

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

Beat (beat) - They will beat the thief.

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

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

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

Beside (labut pa sa) - His house is beside the field.

Besides (labut pa sa) - Besides this , He has plenty of wealth.


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

Calender (calender) - Every washerman has a calender.

Check (check) - Check your temper.

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

Cite (Cite) - Cite an example.

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

Sight (panan-aw) - Her eye-sight is defective.

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

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

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

Corpse (patay nga lawas) - A corpse is lying by the road.

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

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

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

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

Clean (mahinlo) - The room is clean.

Clear (tin-aw) - The water is clear.

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

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

Coma (coma) - My wife in a coma.

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Die (mamatay) - He died of fever.

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

Discover (sa pagdiskobre) - Columbus discovered America fever.

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

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

Refuse (magdumili) - 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 (hulaw) - Drought destroyed the crops.


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

Illegible (dili na mabasa) - Your handwriting is illegible.

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

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

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

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


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

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

Fair (maanyag) - She is a fair girl.

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

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

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

Flower (bulak) - Everybody likes flower.

Flour (nga harina) - Bread is made with flour.

Farther (sa unahan) - They will go farther than expected.

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

Fast (pagpuasa) - The horse runs fast.

First (una) - Faridul is the first boy.

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

Flesh (unod) - Tigers are flesh eating animals.


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

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


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

Listen (listen) - Listen to what i say.

Human (sa tawo) - To err is human.

Humane (makatawo) - He is humane by nature.

Hard (lisud nga) - He works hard.

Herd (panon sa mga vaca) - A herd of sheep is grazing in the field.

Hail (ulan nga yelo) - The captain was hailed by all.

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

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

Honourable (halangdon nga) - Khaled is an honourable man.

Historic (makasaysayanon) - This is a historic Place.

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


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

Industrial (sa industriya) - Tejgaon is an industrial area.


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

Zealous () - Munir is a zealous worker.


Later (sa ulahi) - He reached later than all others.

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

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

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

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

Live (mabuhi) - We live in the village.

Lovable (hiligugmaon) - The child is very lovable.

Lovely (matahum) - Her appearance is very lovely.

Lose (mawad-an sa) - They may lose the match today.

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


Meat (kalan-on) - We get meat from cow.

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

Main (nag-unang) - Rice is our main crops.

Mane (mane) - The lioness has no mane.

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

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



Official (opisyal nga) - It is an official matter.

Officious (officious) - He is officious by nature.

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

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


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

Pen (pen) - Pen is mighter than sword.

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

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

Peace (kalinaw) - We want peace.

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

Paper (papel) - We write on paper.

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

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

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

Populous (adunay daghang mga pumoluyo) - Dhaka is a populous city.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Personnel () - He is an army personnel.

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

Physique (physique) - He has a good physique.

Pity (kalooy) - Have pity for the poor.

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

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

Practise () - He practises swimming everyday.

Pray (ampo) - We should pray to allah.

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


Quiet (hilum) - He is a quiet boy.

Quite (na) - I am quite happy today.


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

Refuse (magdumili) - He refused to hear me.

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

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

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

Roll (ligid) - What is your roll number?



Seat (lingkoranan) - Please have your seat.

Sit (molingkod) - Please sit down.

See (tan-awa ang) - I see a bird in the nest.

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

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

Sweet (matam-is nga) - These mangoes are very sweet.

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

Sell (ibaligya) - He is selling his products.

Soul (kalag) - The soul never dies.

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

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

Stuff (mga butang) - It is made of soft stuff.

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

Storey () - It is a multi storeyied building.

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

Sometimes (usahay) - He sometimes come here.

Stationary (naghunong) - The sun is stationary.

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

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

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

Social (sosyal nga) - Man is a social animal.

Sociable (sociable) - He ia a sociable man.


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

Tell (pagsulti) - Please tell us a story.

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

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

Taste (lami) - Honey tastes sweet.



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

Urbane (ako kang Urbano) - His urbane manners pleased us.


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

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


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

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

Weak (huyang nga) - He is very weak.

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

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

Wear (magsul-ob) - He always wear hat.

Wire (wire) - This is an electric wire.

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