commonly confused words
Commonly Confused Words

A

Accept (kukubali) - I gladly accepted her invitation.

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


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

Excess (ziada) - Excess of everything is bad.


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

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

Confess (kukiri) - You must confess your fault.


Addicted (kulevya) - Mukul is addicted to drinking.

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


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

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


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

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


B

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

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


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

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


Bat (popo) - Bats do not lay eggs.

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


Beat (piga) - 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 (kuzaliwa) - The cow gave birth to a culf yesterday.


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

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

C

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

Calender (kalenda) - Every washerman has a calender.


Check (kuangalia) - Check your temper.

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


Cite (wanaelezea) - Cite an example.

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


Clean (safi) - The room is clean.

Clear (wazi) - The water is clear.


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

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


Coma (kukosa fahamu) - My wife in a coma.

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


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

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

D

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


Die (kufa) - He died of fever.

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


Discover (kugundua) - Columbus discovered America fever.

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


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

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


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

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

Drought (ukame) - Drought destroyed the crops.

E

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

Illegible (illegible) - Your handwriting is illegible.


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

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


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

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

F

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

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


Fair (haki) - She is a fair girl.

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


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

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


Flower (ua) - Everybody likes flower.

Flour (unga) - Bread is made with flour.


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

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


Fast (haraka) - The horse runs fast.

First (kwanza) - Faridul is the first boy.


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

Flesh (nyama) - Tigers are flesh eating animals.

G

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

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

H

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

Listen (kusikiliza) - Listen to what i say.


Human (binadamu) - To err is human.

Humane (awali) - He is humane by nature.


Hard (ngumu) - He works hard.

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


Hail (mvua ya mawe) - The captain was hailed by all.

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


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

Honourable (heshima) - Khaled is an honourable man.


Historic (kihistoria) - This is a historic Place.

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

I

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

Industrial (viwanda) - Tejgaon is an industrial area.

J

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

Zealous () - Munir is a zealous worker.

L

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

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


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

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


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

Live (kuishi) - We live in the village.


Lovable (lovable) - The child is very lovable.

Lovely (lovely) - Her appearance is very lovely.


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

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

M

Meat (nyama) - We get meat from cow.

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


Main (kuu) - Rice is our main crops.

Mane (mane) - The lioness has no mane.


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

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

 

O

Official (rasmi) - It is an official matter.

Officious (officious) - He is officious by nature.


Ordinance (sheria) - 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 (kalamu) - Pen is mighter than sword.


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

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


Peace (amani) - We want peace.

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


Paper (karatasi) - We write on paper.

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


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

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


Populous (wakazi) - Dhaka is a populous city.

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


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

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


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

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


Personal (binafsi) - 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 (huruma) - Have pity for the poor.

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


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

Practise () - He practises swimming everyday.


Pray (kuomba) - We should pray to allah.

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

Q

Quiet (utulivu) - He is a quiet boy.

Quite (kabisa) - I am quite happy today.

R

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

Refuse (kukataa) - He refused to hear me.


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

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


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

Roll (roll) - What is your roll number?

 

S

Seat (kiti) - Please have your seat.

Sit (kukaa) - Please sit down.


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

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


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

Sweet (tamu) - These mangoes are very sweet.


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

Sell (kuuza) - He is selling his products.


Soul (roho) - The soul never dies.

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


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

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


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

Storey () - It is a multi storeyied building.


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

Sometimes (mara nyingine) - He sometimes come here.


Stationary (stationary) - The sun is stationary.

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


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

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


Social (kijamii) - Man is a social animal.

Sociable (sociable) - He ia a sociable man.

T

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

Tell (kuwaambia) - Please tell us a story.

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


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

Taste (ladha) - Honey tastes sweet.

 

U

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

Urbane (urbane) - His urbane manners pleased us.

V

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

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



W

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

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


Weak (dhaifu) - He is very weak.

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

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


Wear (kuvaa) - He always wear hat.

Wire (Waya) - This is an electric wire.

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