commonly confused words
Commonly Confused Words

A

Accept (manaiky) - I gladly accepted her invitation.

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


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

Excess (be loatra) - Excess of everything is bad.


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

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

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


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

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


Affect (vokany eo) - Excess labor must affect your body.

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


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

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


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

Confess (manaiky) - You must confess your fault.


Addicted (nandevozin'ny) - Mukul is addicted to drinking.

Devoted (feno fanoloran-tena) - Munir is devoted to all newspaper technical support.


Assay (sahy miteny) - Plabon always assays to help others.

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


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

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


B

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

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


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

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


Bat (manavy) - Bats do not lay eggs.

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


Beat (nandresy) - They will beat the thief.

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


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

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


Beside (afa-tsy) - His house is beside the field.

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

C

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

Calender (calender) - Every washerman has a calender.


Check (taratasim-bola) - Check your temper.

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


Cite (manonona) - Cite an example.

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

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


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

Course (Mazava ho azy fa) - The ship has changed his course.


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

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


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

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


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

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


Clean (madio) - The room is clean.

Clear (mazava) - The water is clear.


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

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


Coma (nahatsiaro tena) - My wife in a coma.

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


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

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

D

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

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


Drown (faty an-drano) - The boy was drowned in the river.

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


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

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


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

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


Die (maty) - He died of fever.

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


Discover (mahita) - Columbus discovered America fever.

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


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

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


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

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

Drought (hain-tany) - Drought destroyed the crops.

E

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

Illegible (illegible) - Your handwriting is illegible.


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

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


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

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

F

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

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


Fair (ara-drariny) - She is a fair girl.

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


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

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


Flower (voninkazo) - Everybody likes flower.

Flour (lafarinina) - Bread is made with flour.


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

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


Fast (fifadian-kanina) - The horse runs fast.

First (voalohany) - Faridul is the first boy.


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

Flesh (nofo) - Tigers are flesh eating animals.

G

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

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

H

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

Listen (mihaino) - Listen to what i say.


Human (olombelona) - To err is human.

Humane (maha-olombelona) - He is humane by nature.


Hard (mafy) - He works hard.

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


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

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


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

Honourable (manan-kaja) - Khaled is an honourable man.


Historic (manan-tantara) - This is a historic Place.

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

I

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

Industrial (indostrialy) - Tejgaon is an industrial area.

J

Jealous (saro-piaro) - He is jealous of my success.

Zealous ( Notice: Undefined index: zealous in /var/www/html/server/commonly-confused-words.php on line 197 ) - Munir is a zealous worker.

L

Later (taty aoriana) - He reached later than all others.

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


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

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


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

Live (velona) - We live in the village.


Lovable (mahatehotia) - The child is very lovable.

Lovely (lovely) - Her appearance is very lovely.


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

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

M

Meat (hena) - We get meat from cow.

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


Main (tena) - Rice is our main crops.

Mane (volo) - The lioness has no mane.


Moral (fitondran-tena) - He bears a good moral character.

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

 

O

Official (ofisialy) - It is an official matter.

Officious (officious) - He is officious by nature.


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

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

P

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

Pen (penina) - Pen is mighter than sword.


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

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


Peace (fandriampahalemana) - We want peace.

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


Paper (taratasy) - We write on paper.

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


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

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


Populous (be mponina) - Dhaka is a populous city.

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


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

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


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

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


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

Personnel ( Notice: Undefined index: personnel in /var/www/html/server/commonly-confused-words.php on line 255 ) - He is an army personnel.


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

Physique (matavy) - He has a good physique.


Pity (fo) - Have pity for the poor.

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


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

Practise ( Notice: Undefined index: practise in /var/www/html/server/commonly-confused-words.php on line 264 ) - He practises swimming everyday.


Pray (Mivavaha) - We should pray to allah.

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

Q

Quiet (mangina) - He is a quiet boy.

Quite (tena) - I am quite happy today.

R

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

Refuse (tsy manaiky) - He refused to hear me.


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

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


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

Roll (horonan-taratasy) - What is your roll number?

 

S

Seat (seza) - Please have your seat.

Sit (mipetraka) - Please sit down.


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

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


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

Sweet (mamy) - These mangoes are very sweet.


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

Sell (mivarotra) - He is selling his products.


Soul (fanahy) - The soul never dies.

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


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

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


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

Storey ( Notice: Undefined index: storey in /var/www/html/server/commonly-confused-words.php on line 301 ) - It is a multi storeyied building.


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

Sometimes (indraindray) - He sometimes come here.


Stationary (amin'ny toerana) - The sun is stationary.

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


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

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


Social (ara-tsosialy) - Man is a social animal.

Sociable (hampahasosotra) - He ia a sociable man.

T

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

Tell (milaza) - Please tell us a story.

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


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

Taste (tsiro) - Honey tastes sweet.

 

U

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

Urbane (urbane) - His urbane manners pleased us.

V

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

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



W

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

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


Weak (malemy) - He is very weak.

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

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


Wear (mitafy) - He always wear hat.

Wire (tariby) - This is an electric wire.

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