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commonly confused words
Commonly Confused Words


Accept (derbyn) - I gladly accepted her invitation.

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

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

Excess (dros ben) - Excess of everything is bad.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Confess (cyfaddef) - You must confess your fault.

Addicted (gaeth) - Mukul is addicted to drinking.

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Bat (ystlumod) - Bats do not lay eggs.

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

Beat (guro) - 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 (genedigaeth) - The cow gave birth to a culf yesterday.

Beside (wrth ochr) - His house is beside the field.

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


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

Calender (calendr) - Every washerman has a calender.

Check (gwiriwch) - Check your temper.

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

Cite (dyfynnu) - Cite an example.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Clean (glân) - The room is clean.

Clear (glir) - The water is clear.

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

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

Coma (coma) - My wife in a coma.

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Die (yn marw) - He died of fever.

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

Discover (darganfod) - Columbus discovered America fever.

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

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

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

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

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

Drought (sychder) - Drought destroyed the crops.


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

Illegible (annarllenadwy) - Your handwriting is illegible.

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

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

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

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


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

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

Fair (deg) - She is a fair girl.

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

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

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

Flower (blodyn) - Everybody likes flower.

Flour (blawd) - Bread is made with flour.

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

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

Fast (cyflym) - The horse runs fast.

First (yn gyntaf) - Faridul is the first boy.

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

Flesh (cnawd) - Tigers are flesh eating animals.


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

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


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

Listen (gwrando) - Listen to what i say.

Human (dynol) - To err is human.

Humane (trugarog) - He is humane by nature.

Hard (caled) - He works hard.

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

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

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

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

Honourable (anrhydeddus) - Khaled is an honourable man.

Historic (hanesyddol) - This is a historic Place.

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


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

Industrial (diwydiannol) - Tejgaon is an industrial area.


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

Zealous () - Munir is a zealous worker.


Later (yn ddiweddarach) - He reached later than all others.

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

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

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

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

Live (byw) - We live in the village.

Lovable (hoffus) - The child is very lovable.

Lovely (hyfryd) - Her appearance is very lovely.

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

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


Meat (cig) - We get meat from cow.

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

Main (prif) - Rice is our main crops.

Mane (mwng) - The lioness has no mane.

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

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



Official (swyddogol) - It is an official matter.

Officious (officious) - He is officious by nature.

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

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


Pan (padell) - 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 (anifeiliaid anwes) - The cat is a pet animal.

Peace (heddwch) - We want peace.

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

Paper (papur) - We write on paper.

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

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

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

Populous (poblog) - Dhaka is a populous city.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Personnel () - He is an army personnel.

Physic (Berlysiau'r) - Nature is a better physic than any other medicine.

Physique (physique) - He has a good physique.

Pity (biti) - Have pity for the poor.

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

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

Practise () - He practises swimming everyday.

Pray (gweddïo) - We should pray to allah.

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


Quiet (dawel) - He is a quiet boy.

Quite (eithaf) - I am quite happy today.


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

Refuse (gwrthod) - He refused to hear me.

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

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

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

Roll (rôl) - What is your roll number?



Seat (sedd) - Please have your seat.

Sit (eistedd) - Please sit down.

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

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

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

Sweet (melys) - These mangoes are very sweet.

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

Sell (gwerthu) - He is selling his products.

Soul (enaid) - The soul never dies.

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

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

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

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

Storey () - It is a multi storeyied building.

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

Sometimes (weithiau) - He sometimes come here.

Stationary (llonydd) - The sun is stationary.

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

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

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

Social (cymdeithasol) - Man is a social animal.

Sociable (cymdeithasol) - He ia a sociable man.


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

Tell (dweud) - Please tell us a story.

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

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

Taste (blas) - Honey tastes sweet.



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

Urbane (urbane) - His urbane manners pleased us.


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

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


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

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

Weak (wan) - He is very weak.

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

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

Wear (gwisgo) - He always wear hat.

Wire (gwifren) - This is an electric wire.

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