commonly confused words
Commonly Confused Words


Accept (aktsepteerima) - I gladly accepted her invitation.

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

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

Excess (liig) - Excess of everything is bad.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Confess (tunnistama) - You must confess your fault.

Addicted (sõltuv) - Mukul is addicted to drinking.

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Bat (nahkhiir) - Bats do not lay eggs.

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

Beat (lööma) - They will beat the thief.

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

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

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

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

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


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

Calender (kalender) - Every washerman has a calender.

Check (Kontrollima) - Check your temper.

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

Cite (viitama) - Cite an example.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Clean (puhas) - The room is clean.

Clear (selge) - The water is clear.

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

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

Coma (kooma) - My wife in a coma.

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Die (surema) - He died of fever.

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

Discover (avastama) - Columbus discovered America fever.

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

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

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

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

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

Drought (põud) - Drought destroyed the crops.


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

Illegible (loetamatu) - Your handwriting is illegible.

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

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

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

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


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

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

Fair (õiglane) - She is a fair girl.

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

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

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

Flower (Lill) - Everybody likes flower.

Flour (jahu) - Bread is made with flour.

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

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

Fast (kiire) - The horse runs fast.

First (esimene) - Faridul is the first boy.

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

Flesh (liha) - Tigers are flesh eating animals.


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

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


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

Listen (kuulama) - Listen to what i say.

Human (inimene) - To err is human.

Humane (humaanne) - He is humane by nature.

Hard (raske) - He works hard.

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

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

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

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

Honourable (austatud) - Khaled is an honourable man.

Historic (ajalooline) - This is a historic Place.

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


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

Industrial (tööstus-) - Tejgaon is an industrial area.


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

Zealous () - Munir is a zealous worker.


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

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

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

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

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

Live (elama) - We live in the village.

Lovable (armastusväärne) - The child is very lovable.

Lovely (armas) - Her appearance is very lovely.

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

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


Meat (liha) - We get meat from cow.

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

Main (põhiline) - Rice is our main crops.

Mane (lakk) - The lioness has no mane.

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

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



Official (ametlik) - It is an official matter.

Officious (üliagar) - He is officious by nature.

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

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


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

Pen (sulepea) - Pen is mighter than sword.

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

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

Peace (rahu) - We want peace.

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

Paper (paber) - We write on paper.

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

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

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

Populous (rahvarikas) - Dhaka is a populous city.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Personnel () - He is an army personnel.

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

Physique (kehaehitus) - He has a good physique.

Pity (kahju) - Have pity for the poor.

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

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

Practise () - He practises swimming everyday.

Pray (palvetama) - We should pray to allah.

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


Quiet (vaikne) - He is a quiet boy.

Quite (üsna) - I am quite happy today.


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

Refuse (keelduma) - He refused to hear me.

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

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

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

Roll (rull) - What is your roll number?



Seat (iste) - Please have your seat.

Sit (istuma) - Please sit down.

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

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

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

Sweet (magus) - These mangoes are very sweet.

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

Sell (müüma) - He is selling his products.

Soul (hing) - The soul never dies.

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

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

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

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

Storey () - It is a multi storeyied building.

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

Sometimes (mõnikord) - He sometimes come here.

Stationary (statsionaarne) - The sun is stationary.

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

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

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

Social (sotsiaalne) - Man is a social animal.

Sociable (seltskondlik) - He ia a sociable man.


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

Tell (ütlema) - Please tell us a story.

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

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

Taste (maitse) - Honey tastes sweet.



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

Urbane (viisakas) - His urbane manners pleased us.


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

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


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

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

Weak (nõrk) - He is very weak.

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

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

Wear (kandma) - He always wear hat.

Wire (traat) - This is an electric wire.

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