commonly confused words
Commonly Confused Words

A

Accept (gba) - I gladly accepted her invitation.

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


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

Excess (excess) - Excess of everything is bad.


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

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

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


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

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


Affect (ni ipa) - Excess labor must affect your body.

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


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

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


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

Confess (jẹwọ) - You must confess your fault.


Addicted (mowonlara) - Mukul is addicted to drinking.

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


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

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


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

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


B

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

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


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

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


Bat (adan) - Bats do not lay eggs.

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


Beat (lu) - They will beat the thief.

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


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

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


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

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

C

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

Calender (Calender) - Every washerman has a calender.


Check (ṣayẹwo) - Check your temper.

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


Cite (tokasi) - Cite an example.

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


Clean (mọ) - The room is clean.

Clear (ko) - The water is clear.


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

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


Coma (coma) - My wife in a coma.

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


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

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

D

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


Die (kú) - He died of fever.

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


Discover (iwari) - Columbus discovered America fever.

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


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

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


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

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

Drought (ogbele) - Drought destroyed the crops.

E

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

Illegible (illegible) - Your handwriting is illegible.


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

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


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

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

F

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

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


Fair (itẹ) - She is a fair girl.

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


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

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


Flower (flower) - Everybody likes flower.

Flour (iyẹfun) - Bread is made with flour.


Farther (si iwaju) - They will go farther than expected.

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


Fast (sare) - The horse runs fast.

First (akoko) - Faridul is the first boy.


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

Flesh (ẹran) - Tigers are flesh eating animals.

G

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

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

H

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

Listen (gbọ) - Listen to what i say.


Human (eda eniyan) - To err is human.

Humane (humane) - He is humane by nature.


Hard (lile) - He works hard.

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


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

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


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

Honourable (ọlọlá) - Khaled is an honourable man.


Historic (itan) - This is a historic Place.

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

I

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

Industrial (ise) - Tejgaon is an industrial area.

J

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

Zealous () - Munir is a zealous worker.

L

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

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


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

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


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

Live (gbe) - We live in the village.


Lovable (lovable) - The child is very lovable.

Lovely (ẹlẹwà) - Her appearance is very lovely.


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

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

M

Meat (Eran) - We get meat from cow.

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


Main (akọkọ) - Rice is our main crops.

Mane (gogo) - The lioness has no mane.


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

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

 

O

Official (osise) - It is an official matter.

Officious (officious) - He is officious by nature.


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

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

P

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 (ọsin) - The cat is a pet animal.


Peace (alafia) - We want peace.

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


Paper (iwe) - We write on paper.

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


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

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


Populous (populous) - Dhaka is a populous city.

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


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

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


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

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


Personal (ti ara ẹni) - 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 (ni aanu) - Have pity for the poor.

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


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

Practise () - He practises swimming everyday.


Pray (gbadura) - We should pray to allah.

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

Q

Quiet (idakẹjẹ) - He is a quiet boy.

Quite (oyimbo) - I am quite happy today.

R

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

Refuse (kọ) - He refused to hear me.


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

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


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

Roll (eerun) - What is your roll number?

 

S

Seat (ijoko) - Please have your seat.

Sit (joko) - Please sit down.


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

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


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

Sweet (dun) - These mangoes are very sweet.


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

Sell (ta) - He is selling his products.


Soul (ọkàn) - The soul never dies.

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


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

Stuff (nkan na) - It is made of soft stuff.


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

Storey () - It is a multi storeyied building.


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

Sometimes (ma) - He sometimes come here.


Stationary (adaduro) - The sun is stationary.

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


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

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


Social (awujo) - Man is a social animal.

Sociable (sociable) - He ia a sociable man.

T

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

Tell (so fun) - Please tell us a story.

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


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

Taste (lenu) - Honey tastes sweet.

 

U

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

Urbane (urbane) - His urbane manners pleased us.

V

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

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



W

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

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


Weak (lagbara) - He is very weak.

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

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


Wear (wọ) - He always wear hat.

Wire (wire) - This is an electric wire.

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