commonly confused words
Commonly Confused Words


Accept (መቀበል) - I gladly accepted her invitation.

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

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

Excess (ከልክ ማለፍ) - Excess of everything is bad.

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

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

Adopt (ወስዶ እሥራ ላይ አዋለ) - Don't adopt unfair means in the examination.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Confess (ይመሰክርለታል) - You must confess your fault.

Addicted (ሱስ) - Mukul is addicted to drinking.

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Bat (የሌሊት ወፍ) - Bats do not lay eggs.

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

Beat (መምታት) - They will beat the thief.

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

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

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

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

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


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

Calender (calender) - Every washerman has a calender.

Check (ቼክ) - Check your temper.

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

Cite (እፍርድ ቤት አቀረበ) - Cite an example.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Clean (ንጹሕ) - The room is clean.

Clear (ግልጽ) - The water is clear.

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

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

Coma (ስቶ) - My wife in a coma.

Comma (ነጠላ ሠረዝ) - Put a comma (.) after the verb.

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

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


Dear (ውድ) - My father is dear to me.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Die (መሞት) - He died of fever.

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

Discover (አገኘ) - Columbus discovered America fever.

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

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

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

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

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

Drought (ድርቅ) - Drought destroyed the crops.


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

Illegible (ከቼኩ) - Your handwriting is illegible.

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

Imminent (በቅርብ ጊዜ የሚሆን) - I saved him from an imminent danger.

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

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


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

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

Fair (ጥሩ) - She is a fair girl.

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

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

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

Flower (አበባ) - Everybody likes flower.

Flour (ዱቄት) - Bread is made with flour.

Farther (ይበልጥ ርቆ) - They will go farther than expected.

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

Fast (በፍጥነት) - The horse runs fast.

First (አንደኛ) - Faridul is the first boy.

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

Flesh (ሥጋ) - Tigers are flesh eating animals.


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

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


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

Listen (ያዳምጡ) - Listen to what i say.

Human (ሰብአዊ) - To err is human.

Humane (ሰብአዊ) - He is humane by nature.

Hard (ጠንካራ) - He works hard.

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

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

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

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

Honourable (ክቡር) - Khaled is an honourable man.

Historic (ታሪካዊ) - This is a historic Place.

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


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

Industrial (የኢንዱስትሪ) - Tejgaon is an industrial area.


Jealous (ቀናተኛ) - 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.


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

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

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

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

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

Live (መኖር) - We live in the village.

Lovable (የሚስብ) - The child is very lovable.

Lovely (በጣም ዉብ) - Her appearance is very lovely.

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

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


Meat (ሥጋ) - We get meat from cow.

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

Main (ዋና) - Rice is our main crops.

Mane (ጋማ) - The lioness has no mane.

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

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



Official (ባለሥልጣን) - It is an official matter.

Officious (officious) - He is officious by nature.

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

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


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

Pen (ብዕር) - Pen is mighter than sword.

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

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

Peace (ሰላም) - We want peace.

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

Paper (ወረቀት) - We write on paper.

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

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

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

Populous (የበረታም) - Dhaka is a populous city.

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

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

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

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

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

Personal (የግል) - 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 (ተክለ) - He has a good physique.

Pity (አዘነላቸው) - Have pity for the poor.

Piety (እግዚአብሔርን መምሰል) - He is respected for his piety.

Practice (ልምምድ) - 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 (ጸለየ) - We should pray to allah.

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


Quiet (ጸጥ ያለ) - He is a quiet boy.

Quite (በጣም) - I am quite happy today.


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

Refuse (እምቢ) - He refused to hear me.

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

Registrar (የጽሕፈት ቤት ሠራተኛ) - Mr. Hadi was the registrar of the Rajshahi University.

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

Roll (ጥቅል) - What is your roll number?



Seat (መቀመጫ) - Please have your seat.

Sit (ቁጭ) - Please sit down.

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

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

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

Sweet (ጣፋጭ) - These mangoes are very sweet.

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

Sell (መሸጥ) - He is selling his products.

Soul (ነፍስ) - The soul never dies.

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

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

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

Story (ታሪክ) - 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 (ከተወሰነ ጊዜ) - Sometime, he was a teacher of this school.

Sometimes (አንዳንድ ጊዜ) - He sometimes come here.

Stationary (የማይንቀሳቀስ) - The sun is stationary.

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

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

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

Social (ማኅበራዊ) - Man is a social animal.

Sociable (ተግባቢ) - He ia a sociable man.


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

Tell (መናገር) - Please tell us a story.

Tail (ጅራት) - A tiger has a long tail.

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

Taste (ጣዕት) - Honey tastes sweet.



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

Urbane (Urbane) - His urbane manners pleased us.


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

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


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

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

Weak (ደካማ) - He is very weak.

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

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

Wear (መልበስ) - He always wear hat.

Wire (ሽቦ) - This is an electric wire.

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