commonly confused words
Commonly Confused Words


Accept (accittari) - I gladly accepted her invitation.

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

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

Excess (earn) - Excess of everything is bad.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Confess (cunfessu) - You must confess your fault.

Addicted (live) - Mukul is addicted to drinking.

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Bat (angle) - Bats do not lay eggs.

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

Beat (batta) - They will beat the thief.

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

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

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

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

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


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

Calender (calendula) - Every washerman has a calender.

Check (cuntrolla) - Check your temper.

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

Cite (citare) - Cite an example.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Clean (puri) - The room is clean.

Clear (chjaru) - The water is clear.

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

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

Coma (avissi) - My wife in a coma.

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Die (mori) - He died of fever.

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

Discover (scopra) - Columbus discovered America fever.

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

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

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

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

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

Drought (siccità) - Drought destroyed the crops.


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

Illegible (illegible) - Your handwriting is illegible.

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

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

Expect (m'aspettu) - I expect that he will pass.

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


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

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

Fair (aspettu) - She is a fair girl.

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

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

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

Flower (fiore) - Everybody likes flower.

Flour (farina) - Bread is made with flour.

Farther (più luntanu) - They will go farther than expected.

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

Fast (viloci) - The horse runs fast.

First (primu) - Faridul is the first boy.

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

Flesh (carne) - Tigers are flesh eating animals.


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

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


Hear (state à sente) - I can not hear your voice.

Listen (canta) - Listen to what i say.

Human (umanu) - To err is human.

Humane (umana) - He is humane by nature.

Hard (duru) - He works hard.

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

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

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

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

Honourable (preziosi) - Khaled is an honourable man.

Historic (storicu) - This is a historic Place.

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


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

Industrial (industriali) - Tejgaon is an industrial area.


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

Zealous () - Munir is a zealous worker.


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

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

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

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

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

Live (campà) - We live in the village.

Lovable (lovable) - The child is very lovable.

Lovely (calchi) - Her appearance is very lovely.

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

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


Meat (manghjà) - We get meat from cow.

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

Main (menu) - Rice is our main crops.

Mane (mane mi) - The lioness has no mane.

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

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



Official (ufficiali) - It is an official matter.

Officious (officious) - He is officious by nature.

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

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


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

Pen (penna) - Pen is mighter than sword.

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

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

Peace (di paci) - We want peace.

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

Paper (a carta) - We write on paper.

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

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

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

Populous (pupulata) - Dhaka is a populous city.

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

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

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

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

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

Personal (pirsunali) - 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 Pronuncia) - He has a good physique.

Pity (Siège) - Have pity for the poor.

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

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

Practise () - He practises swimming everyday.

Pray (prega) - We should pray to allah.

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


Quiet (tranquillu) - He is a quiet boy.

Quite (arquantu) - I am quite happy today.


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

Refuse (ricusà) - He refused to hear me.

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

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

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

Roll (Roll) - What is your roll number?



Seat (sede) - Please have your seat.

Sit (occupà) - Please sit down.

See (vede) - I see a bird in the nest.

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

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

Sweet (duci) - These mangoes are very sweet.

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

Sell (vendi) - He is selling his products.

Soul (anima) - The soul never dies.

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

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

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

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

Storey () - It is a multi storeyied building.

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

Sometimes (spissu) - He sometimes come here.

Stationary (stagnant) - The sun is stationary.

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

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

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

Social (suciale) - Man is a social animal.

Sociable (J'avais Un Franc Cinquante) - He ia a sociable man.


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

Tell (dì) - Please tell us a story.

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

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

Taste (gustu) - Honey tastes sweet.



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

Urbane (zentren) - His urbane manners pleased us.


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

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


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

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

Weak (debuli) - He is very weak.

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

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

Wear (vèstinu) - He always wear hat.

Wire (rum) - This is an electric wire.

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