commonly confused words
Commonly Confused Words


Accept (glacadh) - I gladly accepted her invitation.

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

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

Excess (níos mó ná) - Excess of everything is bad.

Adapt (a chur in oiriúint) -He adapted himself to the new school.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Admit (ligean isteach) - Mukul admits that he was wrong.

Confess (Admhaím) - You must confess your fault.

Addicted (addicted) - Mukul is addicted to drinking.

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Bat (bat) - Bats do not lay eggs.

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

Beat (buille) - They will beat the thief.

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

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

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

Beside (in aice) - His house is beside the field.

Besides (sa bhreis ar) - Besides this , He has plenty of wealth.


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

Calender (féilire) - Every washerman has a calender.

Check (seiceáil) - Check your temper.

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

Cite (cite) - Cite an example.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Clean (glan) - The room is clean.

Clear (soiléir) - The water is clear.

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

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

Coma (Bheirnicé) - My wife in a coma.

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Die (bás) - He died of fever.

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

Discover (amach) - Columbus discovered America fever.

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

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

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

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

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

Drought (triomach) - Drought destroyed the crops.


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

Illegible (doléite) - Your handwriting is illegible.

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

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

Expect (a bheith ag súil) - I expect that he will pass.

Hope (Tá súil) - I hope you are well today.


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

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

Fair (cothrom) - She is a fair girl.

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

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

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

Flower (bláth) - Everybody likes flower.

Flour (plúr) - Bread is made with flour.

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

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

Fast (tapa) - The horse runs fast.

First (ar dtús) - Faridul is the first boy.

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

Flesh (flesh) - Tigers are flesh eating animals.


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

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


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

Listen (éisteacht) - Listen to what i say.

Human (duine) - To err is human.

Humane (daonnachtúil) - He is humane by nature.

Hard (crua) - He works hard.

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

Hail (clocha sneachta) - The captain was hailed by all.

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

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

Honourable (onórach) - Khaled is an honourable man.

Historic (stairiúil) - This is a historic Place.

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


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

Industrial (tionscail) - Tejgaon is an industrial area.


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

Zealous () - Munir is a zealous worker.


Later (ina dhiaidh sin) - He reached later than all others.

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

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

Latest (is déanaí cothrom le) - This is the latest design of the car.

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

Live (beo) - We live in the village.

Lovable (lovable) - The child is very lovable.

Lovely (álainn) - Her appearance is very lovely.

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

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


Meat (feoil) - We get meat from cow.

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

Main (priomh) - Rice is our main crops.

Mane (mane) - The lioness has no mane.

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

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



Official (oifigiúla) - It is an official matter.

Officious (officious) - He is officious by nature.

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

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


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

Pen (peann) - Pen is mighter than sword.

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

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

Peace (síocháin) - We want peace.

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

Paper (páipéar) - We write on paper.

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

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

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

Populous (aid) - Dhaka is a populous city.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Personnel () - He is an army personnel.

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

Physique (physique) - He has a good physique.

Pity (trua) - Have pity for the poor.

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

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

Practise () - He practises swimming everyday.

Pray (guí) - We should pray to allah.

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


Quiet (ciúin) - He is a quiet boy.

Quite (go leor) - I am quite happy today.


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

Refuse (diúltú) - He refused to hear me.

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

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

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

Roll (rolla) - What is your roll number?



Seat (suíochán) - Please have your seat.

Sit (suí) - Please sit down.

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

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

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

Sweet (milis) - These mangoes are very sweet.

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

Sell (dhíol) - He is selling his products.

Soul (anam) - The soul never dies.

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

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

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

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

Storey () - It is a multi storeyied building.

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

Sometimes (uaireanta) - He sometimes come here.

Stationary (ina stad) - The sun is stationary.

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

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

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

Social (sóisialta) - Man is a social animal.

Sociable (sociable) - He ia a sociable man.


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

Tell (insint) - Please tell us a story.

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

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

Taste (blas) - Honey tastes sweet.



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

Urbane (urbane) - His urbane manners pleased us.


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

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


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

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

Weak (lag) - He is very weak.

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

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

Wear (chaitheamh) - He always wear hat.

Wire (sreang) - This is an electric wire.

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