commonly confused words
Commonly Confused Words

A

Accept (αποδέχομαι) - I gladly accepted her invitation.

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


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

Excess (υπέρβαση) - Excess of everything is bad.


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

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

Confess (ομολογώ) - You must confess your fault.


Addicted (εθισμένος) - Mukul is addicted to drinking.

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


Assay (χημική δοκιμή) - Plabon always assays to help others.

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


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

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


B

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

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


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

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


Bat (νυχτερίδα) - Bats do not lay eggs.

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


Beat (Ρυθμός) - They will beat the thief.

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


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

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


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

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

C

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

Calender (στιλβωτικός κύλινδρος) - Every washerman has a calender.


Check (έλεγχος) - Check your temper.

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


Cite (αναφέρω) - Cite an example.

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

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


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

Course (σειρά μαθημάτων) - The ship has changed his course.


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

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


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

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


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

Counsel (ο ΣΥΝΗΓΟΡΟΣ) - My teacher gave a good counsel.


Clean (ΚΑΘΑΡΗ) - The room is clean.

Clear (Σαφή) - The water is clear.


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

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


Coma (κώμα) - My wife in a coma.

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


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

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

D

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


Die (καλούπι) - He died of fever.

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


Discover (ανακαλύπτω) - Columbus discovered America fever.

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


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

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


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

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

Drought (ξηρασία) - Drought destroyed the crops.

E

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

Illegible (δυσανάγνωστος) - Your handwriting is illegible.


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

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


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

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

F

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

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


Fair (έκθεση) - She is a fair girl.

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


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

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


Flower (λουλούδι) - Everybody likes flower.

Flour (αλεύρι) - Bread is made with flour.


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

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


Fast (γρήγορα) - The horse runs fast.

First (πρώτα) - Faridul is the first boy.


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

Flesh (σάρκα) - Tigers are flesh eating animals.

G

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

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

H

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

Listen (ακούω) - Listen to what i say.


Human (ο άνθρωπος) - To err is human.

Humane (ανθρώπινος) - He is humane by nature.


Hard (σκληρά) - He works hard.

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


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

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


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

Honourable (αξιότιμος) - Khaled is an honourable man.


Historic (ιστορικός) - This is a historic Place.

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

I

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

Industrial (βιομηχανικός) - Tejgaon is an industrial area.

J

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

Zealous () - Munir is a zealous worker.

L

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

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


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

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


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

Live (ζω) - We live in the village.


Lovable (αξιαγάπητος) - The child is very lovable.

Lovely (ωραίος) - Her appearance is very lovely.


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

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

M

Meat (κρέας) - We get meat from cow.

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


Main (κύριος) - Rice is our main crops.

Mane (χαίτη) - The lioness has no mane.


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

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

 

O

Official (επίσημος) - It is an official matter.

Officious (αυταρχικός) - He is officious by nature.


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

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

P

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

Pen (στυλό) - Pen is mighter than sword.


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

Pet (κατοικίδιο ζώο) - The cat is a pet animal.


Peace (ειρήνη) - We want peace.

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


Paper (χαρτί) - We write on paper.

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


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

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


Populous (πυκνοκατοικημένος) - Dhaka is a populous city.

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


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

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


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

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


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

Personnel () - He is an army personnel.


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

Physique (σωματική διάπλαση) - He has a good physique.


Pity (κρίμα) - Have pity for the poor.

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


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

Practise () - He practises swimming everyday.


Pray (προσεύχομαι) - We should pray to allah.

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

Q

Quiet (ησυχια) - He is a quiet boy.

Quite (αρκετά) - I am quite happy today.

R

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

Refuse (αρνηθεί) - He refused to hear me.


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

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


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

Roll (ρολό) - What is your roll number?

 

S

Seat (έδρα) - Please have your seat.

Sit (Καθίστε) - Please sit down.


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

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


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

Sweet (γλυκός) - These mangoes are very sweet.


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

Sell (Πουλώ) - He is selling his products.


Soul (ψυχή) - The soul never dies.

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


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

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


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

Storey () - It is a multi storeyied building.


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

Sometimes (ωρες ωρες) - He sometimes come here.


Stationary (ακίνητος) - The sun is stationary.

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


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

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


Social (κοινωνικός) - Man is a social animal.

Sociable (κοινωνικός) - He ia a sociable man.

T

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

Tell (λέγω) - Please tell us a story.

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


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

Taste (γεύση) - Honey tastes sweet.

 

U

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

Urbane (ευγενικός) - His urbane manners pleased us.

V

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

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



W

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

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


Weak (αδύναμος) - He is very weak.

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

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


Wear (φορούν) - He always wear hat.

Wire (σύρμα) - This is an electric wire.

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