commonly confused words
Commonly Confused Words

A

Accept (গ্রহণ করা) - I gladly accepted her invitation.

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


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

Excess (বাড়তি) - Excess of everything is bad.


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

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


Admit (সত্য বলিয়া স্বীকার করা) - Mukul admits that he was wrong.

Confess (স্বীকার করা) - You must confess your fault.


Addicted (আসক্ত) - Mukul is addicted to drinking.

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


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

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


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

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


B

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

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


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

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


Bat (বাদুড়) - Bats do not lay eggs.

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


Beat (বীট) - They will beat the thief.

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


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

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


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

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

C

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

Calender (ইস্ত্রি করা) - Every washerman has a calender.


Check (চেক) - Check your temper.

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


Cite (উদ্ধৃত করা) - Cite an example.

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


Clean (পরিষ্কার) - The room is clean.

Clear (পরিষ্কার) - The water is clear.


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

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


Coma (মোহা) - My wife in a coma.

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


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

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

D

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


Die (মরা) - He died of fever.

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


Discover (আবিষ্কার করা) - Columbus discovered America fever.

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


Deny (অস্বীকার করা) - Simu denied all charges against her.

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


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

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

Drought (খরা) - Drought destroyed the crops.

E

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

Illegible (অস্পষ্ট) - Your handwriting is illegible.


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

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


Expect (আশা করা) - I expect that he will pass.

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

F

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

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


Fair (ন্যায্য) - She is a fair girl.

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


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

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


Flower (ফুল) - Everybody likes flower.

Flour (ময়দা) - Bread is made with flour.


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

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


Fast (দ্রুত) - The horse runs fast.

First (প্রথম) - Faridul is the first boy.


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

Flesh (মাংস) - Tigers are flesh eating animals.

G

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

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

H

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

Listen (শোনা) - Listen to what i say.


Human (মানবীয়) - To err is human.

Humane (দয়ালু) - He is humane by nature.


Hard (কঠিন) - He works hard.

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


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

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


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

Honourable (সম্মানিত) - Khaled is an honourable man.


Historic (ঐতিহাসিক) - This is a historic Place.

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

I

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

Industrial (শিল্প) - Tejgaon is an industrial area.

J

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

Zealous () - Munir is a zealous worker.

L

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

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


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

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


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

Live (জীবিত) - We live in the village.


Lovable (স্নেহের যোগ্য) - The child is very lovable.

Lovely (সুদৃশ্য) - Her appearance is very lovely.


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

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

M

Meat (মাংস) - We get meat from cow.

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


Main (প্রধান) - Rice is our main crops.

Mane (কেশর) - The lioness has no mane.


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

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

 

O

Official (সরকারী) - It is an official matter.

Officious (উপযাচক) - He is officious by nature.


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

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

P

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

Pen (কলম) - Pen is mighter than sword.


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

Pet (পোষা) - The cat is a pet animal.


Peace (শান্তি) - We want peace.

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


Paper (কাগজ) - We write on paper.

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


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

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


Populous (জনাকীর্ণ) - Dhaka is a populous city.

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


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

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


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

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


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

Personnel () - He is an army personnel.


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

Physique (দেহ) - He has a good physique.


Pity (কৃপা) - Have pity for the poor.

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


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

Practise () - He practises swimming everyday.


Pray (প্রার্থনা করা) - We should pray to allah.

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

Q

Quiet (শান্ত) - He is a quiet boy.

Quite (পুরোপুরি) - I am quite happy today.

R

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

Refuse (প্রত্যাখ্যান করা) - He refused to hear me.


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

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


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

Roll (রোল) - What is your roll number?

 

S

Seat (আসন) - Please have your seat.

Sit (বসা) - Please sit down.


See (দেখ) - I see a bird in the nest.

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


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

Sweet (মিষ্টি) - These mangoes are very sweet.


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

Sell (বিক্রি করা) - He is selling his products.


Soul (আত্মা) - The soul never dies.

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


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

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


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

Storey () - It is a multi storeyied building.


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

Sometimes (কখনও কখনও) - He sometimes come here.


Stationary (নিশ্চল) - The sun is stationary.

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


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

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


Social (সামাজিক) - Man is a social animal.

Sociable (মিশুক) - He ia a sociable man.

T

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

Tell (বলা) - Please tell us a story.

Tail (লেজ) - A tiger has a long tail.


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

Taste (স্বাদ) - Honey tastes sweet.

 

U

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

Urbane (শহরস্থ) - His urbane manners pleased us.

V

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

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



W

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

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


Weak (দুর্বল) - He is very weak.

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

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


Wear (পরিধান করা) - He always wear hat.

Wire (টেলিগ্রাম) - This is an electric wire.

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