commonly confused words
Commonly Confused Words


Accept (kuvomereza) - I gladly accepted her invitation.

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

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

Excess (owonjezera) - Excess of everything is bad.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Confess (tivomereza) - You must confess your fault.

Addicted (chizolowezi) - Mukul is addicted to drinking.

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Bat (mleme) - Bats do not lay eggs.

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

Beat (kumenya) - They will beat the thief.

Bit (pang'ono) - Mukul ate every bit of his cake.

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

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

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

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


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

Calender (calender) - Every washerman has a calender.

Check (fufuzani) - Check your temper.

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

Cite (tchulani) - Cite an example.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Clean (woyera) - The room is clean.

Clear (bwino) - The water is clear.

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

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

Coma (chikomokere) - My wife in a coma.

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Die (kufa) - He died of fever.

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

Discover (kupeza) - Columbus discovered America fever.

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

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

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

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

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

Drought (chilala) - Drought destroyed the crops.


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

Illegible (illegible) - Your handwriting is illegible.

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

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

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

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


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

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

Fair (lokongola) - She is a fair girl.

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

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

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

Flower (maluwa) - Everybody likes flower.

Flour (ufa) - Bread is made with flour.

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

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

Fast (kudya) - The horse runs fast.

First (choyamba) - Faridul is the first boy.

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

Flesh (thupi) - Tigers are flesh eating animals.


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

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


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

Listen (kumvetsera) - Listen to what i say.

Human (anthu) - To err is human.

Humane (uweme) - He is humane by nature.

Hard (mwakhama) - He works hard.

Herd (ng'ombe) - A herd of sheep is grazing in the field.

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

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

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

Honourable (wolemekezeka) - Khaled is an honourable man.

Historic (mbiri) - This is a historic Place.

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


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

Industrial (mafakitale) - Tejgaon is an industrial area.


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

Zealous () - Munir is a zealous worker.


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

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

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

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

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

Live (moyo) - We live in the village.

Lovable (zachikondi) - The child is very lovable.

Lovely (wokondeka) - Her appearance is very lovely.

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

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


Meat (nyama) - We get meat from cow.

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

Main (waukulu) - Rice is our main crops.

Mane (manyenje) - The lioness has no mane.

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

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



Official (boma) - It is an official matter.

Officious (officious) - He is officious by nature.

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

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


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

Pen (cholembera) - Pen is mighter than sword.

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

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

Peace (mtendere) - We want peace.

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

Paper (pepala) - We write on paper.

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

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

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

Populous (ambiri) - Dhaka is a populous city.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Personnel () - He is an army personnel.

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

Physique (kukula kwa thupi) - He has a good physique.

Pity (chifundo) - Have pity for the poor.

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

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

Practise () - He practises swimming everyday.

Pray (pempherani) - We should pray to allah.

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


Quiet (chete) - He is a quiet boy.

Quite (ndithu) - I am quite happy today.


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

Refuse (amakana) - He refused to hear me.

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

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

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

Roll (mpukutu) - What is your roll number?



Seat (mpando) - Please have your seat.

Sit (kukhala) - Please sit down.

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

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

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

Sweet (wokoma) - These mangoes are very sweet.

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

Sell (kugulitsa) - He is selling his products.

Soul (moyo) - The soul never dies.

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

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

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

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

Storey () - It is a multi storeyied building.

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

Sometimes (nthawizina) - He sometimes come here.

Stationary (n'kupuma) - The sun is stationary.

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

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

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

Social (chikhalidwe) - Man is a social animal.

Sociable (sociable) - He ia a sociable man.


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

Tell (ndikuuzeni) - Please tell us a story.

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

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

Taste (kukoma) - Honey tastes sweet.



Urban (m'tawuni) - I do not prefer urban life.

Urbane (urbane) - His urbane manners pleased us.


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

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


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

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

Weak (ofooka) - He is very weak.

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

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

Wear (azivala) - He always wear hat.

Wire (waya) - This is an electric wire.

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