commonly confused words
Commonly Confused Words


Accept (ಸ್ವೀಕರಿಸಲು) - I gladly accepted her invitation.

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

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

Excess (ಹೆಚ್ಚುವರಿ) - Excess of everything is bad.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Confess (ಅರಿಕೆ) - You must confess your fault.

Addicted (ಗೀಳು) - Mukul is addicted to drinking.

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Bat (ಬ್ಯಾಟ್) - Bats do not lay eggs.

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

Beat (ಸೋಲಿಸಿ) - They will beat the thief.

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

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

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

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

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


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

Calender (ಕ್ಯಾಲೆಂಡರ್) - Every washerman has a calender.

Check (ಪರಿಶೀಲಿಸಿ) - Check your temper.

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

Cite (ಉಲ್ಲೇಖ) - Cite an example.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Clean (ಕ್ಲೀನ್) - The room is clean.

Clear (ಸ್ಪಷ್ಟ) - The water is clear.

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

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

Coma (ಕೋಮಾ) - My wife in a coma.

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Die (ಸಾಯುವ) - He died of fever.

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

Discover (ಅನ್ವೇಷಿಸಲು) - Columbus discovered America fever.

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

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

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

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

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

Drought (ಬರ) - Drought destroyed the crops.


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

Illegible (ಅಸ್ಪಷ್ಟ) - Your handwriting is illegible.

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

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

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

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


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

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

Fair (ನ್ಯಾಯೋಚಿತ) - She is a fair girl.

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

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

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

Flower (ಹೂವಿನ) - Everybody likes flower.

Flour (ಹಿಟ್ಟು) - Bread is made with flour.

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

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

Fast (ವೇಗದ) - The horse runs fast.

First (ಪ್ರಥಮ) - Faridul is the first boy.

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

Flesh (ಮಾಂಸ) - Tigers are flesh eating animals.


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

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


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

Listen (ಕೇಳು) - Listen to what i say.

Human (ಮಾನವ) - To err is human.

Humane (ಮಾನವೀಯ) - He is humane by nature.

Hard (ಕಠಿಣ) - He works hard.

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

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

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

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

Honourable (ಗೌರವಾನ್ವಿತ) - Khaled is an honourable man.

Historic (ಐತಿಹಾಸಿಕ) - This is a historic Place.

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


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

Industrial (ಕೈಗಾರಿಕಾ) - Tejgaon is an industrial area.


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

Zealous () - Munir is a zealous worker.


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

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

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

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

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

Live (ಲೈವ್) - We live in the village.

Lovable (ಪ್ರೀತಿಪಾತ್ರ) - The child is very lovable.

Lovely (ಸುಂದರ) - Her appearance is very lovely.

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

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


Meat (ಮಾಂಸ) - We get meat from cow.

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

Main (ಮುಖ್ಯ) - Rice is our main crops.

Mane (ಮೇನ್) - The lioness has no mane.

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

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



Official (ಅಧಿಕೃತ) - It is an official matter.

Officious (ಸೋಲು ತಾತ್ಕಾಲಿಕ) - He is officious by nature.

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

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


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

Pen (ಪೆನ್) - Pen is mighter than sword.

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

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

Peace (ಶಾಂತಿ) - We want peace.

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

Paper (ಕಾಗದದ) - We write on paper.

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

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

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

Populous (ಜನನಿಬಿಡ) - Dhaka is a populous city.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Personnel () - He is an army personnel.

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

Physique (ಮೈಕಟ್ಟು) - He has a good physique.

Pity (ಕರುಣೆ) - Have pity for the poor.

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

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

Practise () - He practises swimming everyday.

Pray (ಪ್ರಾರ್ಥನೆ) - We should pray to allah.

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


Quiet (ಸ್ತಬ್ಧ) - He is a quiet boy.

Quite (ಸಾಕಷ್ಟು) - I am quite happy today.


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

Refuse (ತಿರಸ್ಕರಿಸಬಹುದು) - He refused to hear me.

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

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

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

Roll (ರೋಲ್) - What is your roll number?



Seat (ಸ್ಥಾನವನ್ನು) - Please have your seat.

Sit (ಕುಳಿತು) - Please sit down.

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

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

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

Sweet (ಸಿಹಿ) - These mangoes are very sweet.

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

Sell (ಮಾರಾಟ) - He is selling his products.

Soul (ಆತ್ಮದ) - The soul never dies.

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

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

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

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

Storey () - It is a multi storeyied building.

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

Sometimes (ಕೆಲವೊಮ್ಮೆ) - He sometimes come here.

Stationary (ಸ್ಥಾಯಿ) - The sun is stationary.

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

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

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

Social (ಸಾಮಾಜಿಕ) - Man is a social animal.

Sociable (ಬೆರೆಯುವ) - He ia a sociable man.


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

Tell (ಹೇಳಲು) - Please tell us a story.

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

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

Taste (ರುಚಿ) - Honey tastes sweet.



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

Urbane (ಸುಸಂಸ್ಕೃತರಾದ) - His urbane manners pleased us.


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

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


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

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

Weak (ದುರ್ಬಲ) - He is very weak.

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

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

Wear (ಧರಿಸಲು) - He always wear hat.

Wire (ತಂತಿ) - This is an electric wire.

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