commonly confused words
Commonly Confused Words

A

Accept (Accept) - I gladly accepted her invitation.

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


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

Excess (exces) - Excess of everything is bad.


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

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

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


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

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


Affect (a afecta) - Excess labor must affect your body.

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


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

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


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

Confess (mărturisi) - You must confess your fault.


Addicted (dependent) - Mukul is addicted to drinking.

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


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

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


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

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


B

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

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


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

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


Bat (băţ) - Bats do not lay eggs.

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


Beat (bate) - They will beat the thief.

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


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

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


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

Besides (in afara de asta) - Besides this , He has plenty of wealth.

C

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

Calender (calandru) - Every washerman has a calender.


Check (Verifica) - Check your temper.

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


Cite (cita) - Cite an example.

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


Clean (curat) - The room is clean.

Clear (clar) - The water is clear.


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

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


Coma (comă) - My wife in a coma.

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


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

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

D

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


Die (a muri) - He died of fever.

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


Discover (descoperi) - Columbus discovered America fever.

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


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

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


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

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

Drought (secetă) - Drought destroyed the crops.

E

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

Illegible (ilizibil) - Your handwriting is illegible.


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

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


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

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

F

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

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


Fair (echitabil) - She is a fair girl.

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


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

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


Flower (floare) - Everybody likes flower.

Flour (făină) - Bread is made with flour.


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

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


Fast (rapid) - The horse runs fast.

First (primul) - Faridul is the first boy.


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

Flesh (carne) - Tigers are flesh eating animals.

G

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

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

H

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

Listen (asculta) - Listen to what i say.


Human (uman) - To err is human.

Humane (uman) - He is humane by nature.


Hard (greu) - He works hard.

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


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

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


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

Honourable (onorabil) - Khaled is an honourable man.


Historic (istoric) - This is a historic Place.

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

I

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

Industrial (industrial) - Tejgaon is an industrial area.

J

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

Zealous () - Munir is a zealous worker.

L

Later (mai tarziu) - He reached later than all others.

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


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

Latest (cele mai recente) - This is the latest design of the car.


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

Live (Trăi) - We live in the village.


Lovable (amabil) - The child is very lovable.

Lovely (minunat) - Her appearance is very lovely.


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

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

M

Meat (carne) - We get meat from cow.

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


Main (principal) - Rice is our main crops.

Mane (coamă) - The lioness has no mane.


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

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

 

O

Official (oficial) - It is an official matter.

Officious (băgăcios) - He is officious by nature.


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

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

P

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

Pen (stilou) - Pen is mighter than sword.


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

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


Peace (pace) - We want peace.

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


Paper (hârtie) - We write on paper.

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


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

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


Populous (populat) - Dhaka is a populous city.

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


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

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


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

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


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

Personnel () - He is an army personnel.


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

Physique (fizic) - He has a good physique.


Pity (milă) - Have pity for the poor.

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


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

Practise () - He practises swimming everyday.


Pray (ruga) - We should pray to allah.

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

Q

Quiet (Liniște) - He is a quiet boy.

Quite (destul de) - I am quite happy today.

R

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

Refuse (refuza) - He refused to hear me.


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

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


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

Roll (rulou) - What is your roll number?

 

S

Seat (scaun) - Please have your seat.

Sit (sta) - Please sit down.


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

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


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

Sweet (dulce) - These mangoes are very sweet.


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

Sell (vinde) - He is selling his products.


Soul (suflet) - The soul never dies.

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


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

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


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

Storey () - It is a multi storeyied building.


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

Sometimes (uneori) - He sometimes come here.


Stationary (staționar) - The sun is stationary.

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


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

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


Social (social) - Man is a social animal.

Sociable (sociabil) - He ia a sociable man.

T

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

Tell (spune) - Please tell us a story.

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


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

Taste (gust) - Honey tastes sweet.

 

U

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

Urbane (urbane) - His urbane manners pleased us.

V

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

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



W

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

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


Weak (slab) - He is very weak.

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

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


Wear (purta) - He always wear hat.

Wire (sârmă) - This is an electric wire.

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