commonly confused words
Commonly Confused Words


Accept (स्वीकार) - I gladly accepted her invitation.

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

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

Excess (जादा) - Excess of everything is bad.

Adapt (परिस्थितीशी जुळवून घेत) -He adapted himself to the new school.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Confess (कबूल) - You must confess your fault.

Addicted (व्यसनी) - Mukul is addicted to drinking.

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

Assay (परीक्षा) - 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 (बदल) - Nothing is left in this city to be altered.


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

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

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

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

Bat (फलंदाजी) - Bats do not lay eggs.

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

Beat (विजय) - They will beat the thief.

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

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

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

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

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


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

Calender (इस्त्री) - Every washerman has a calender.

Check (तपासा) - Check your temper.

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

Cite (असे नमूद) - Cite an example.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Clean (स्वच्छ) - The room is clean.

Clear (स्पष्ट) - The water is clear.

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

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

Coma (झापड) - My wife in a coma.

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

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

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


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

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

Drown (पाण्यात बुडून मरणे) - The boy was drowned in the river.

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

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

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

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

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

Die (मरण) - He died of fever.

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

Discover (शोधू) - Columbus discovered America fever.

Invent (नवीन शोध लावणे) - Charle's Babbage invented the computer.

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

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

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

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

Drought (दुष्काळ) - Drought destroyed the crops.


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

Illegible (वाचण्यास अवघड किंवा अशक्य) - Your handwriting is illegible.

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

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

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

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


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

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

Fair (सुंदर) - She is a fair girl.

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

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

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

Flower (फ्लॉवर) - Everybody likes flower.

Flour (पीठ) - Bread is made with flour.

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

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

Fast (जलद) - The horse runs fast.

First (पहिला) - Faridul is the first boy.

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

Flesh (मांस) - Tigers are flesh eating animals.


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

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


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

Listen (ऐका) - Listen to what i say.

Human (मानवी) - To err is human.

Humane (मानवी) - He is humane by nature.

Hard (कठीण) - He works hard.

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

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

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

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

Honourable (आदरणीय) - 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 (कष्टाळू) - Industrious people never fail in life.

Industrial (औद्योगिक) - Tejgaon is an industrial area.


Jealous (अत्यंत दक्ष) - He is jealous of my success.

Zealous () - Munir is a zealous worker.


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

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

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

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

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

Live (राहतात) - We live in the village.

Lovable (प्रेम) - The child is very lovable.

Lovely (सुंदर) - Her appearance is very lovely.

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

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


Meat (मांस) - We get meat from cow.

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

Main (मुख्य) - Rice is our main crops.

Mane (माने) - The lioness has no mane.

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

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



Official (अधिकृत) - It is an official matter.

Officious (आपणहून) - He is officious by nature.

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

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


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

Pen (पेन) - Pen is mighter than sword.

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

Pet (पाळीव प्राणी) - The cat is a pet animal.

Peace (शांतता) - We want peace.

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

Paper (कागद) - We write on paper.

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

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

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

Populous (दाट लोकवस्ती असलेला) - Dhaka is a populous city.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Personnel () - He is an army personnel.

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

Physique (शरीरयष्टी) - He has a good physique.

Pity (दु: ख) - Have pity for the poor.

Piety (ओळख करवून) - He is respected for his piety.

Practice (सराव) - 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 (शांत) - He is a quiet boy.

Quite (जोरदार) - I am quite happy today.


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

Refuse (नकार) - He refused to hear me.

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

Registrar (नोंदणी) - 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 (आसन) - Please have your seat.

Sit (बसून) - Please sit down.

See (पहा) - I see a bird in the nest.

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

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

Sweet (गोड) - These mangoes are very sweet.

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

Sell (विक्री) - He is selling his products.

Soul (आत्मा) - The soul never dies.

Sole (एकमेव) - 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 (कथा) - Please tell me a very funny story.

Storey () - It is a multi storeyied building.

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

Sometimes (कधी कधी) - He sometimes come here.

Stationary (थांबलेला) - The sun is stationary.

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

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

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

Social (सामाजिक) - Man is a social animal.

Sociable (प्रेमळ) - He ia a sociable man.


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

Tell (सांगा) - Please tell us a story.

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

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

Taste (चव) - Honey tastes sweet.



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

Urbane (सभ्य) - His urbane manners pleased us.


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

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


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

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

Weak (कमकुवत) - He is very weak.

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

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

Wear (बोलता) - He always wear hat.

Wire (वायर) - This is an electric wire.

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