commonly confused words
Commonly Confused Words


Accept (ຍອມ​ຮັບ) - I gladly accepted her invitation.

Except (ຍອມ​ຮັບ) - Except Oveget, I will not attend her cultural function.

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

Excess (ເກີນ) - Excess of everything is bad.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Confess (ສາລະພາບວ່າ) - You must confess your fault.

Addicted (ຕິດ) - Mukul is addicted to drinking.

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Bat (bat) - Bats do not lay eggs.

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

Beat (ຫຼິ້ນໃຫ້ເກີນແມ່ນ) - They will beat the thief.

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

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

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

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

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


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

Calender (ປະຕິທິນ) - Every washerman has a calender.

Check (ໃຫ້ກວດເບິ່ງ) - Check your temper.

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

Cite (ອ້າງອີງ) - Cite an example.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Clean (ສະອາດ) - The room is clean.

Clear (ແຈ້ງ) - The water is clear.

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

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

Coma (ຂັ້ນຫມົດສະຕິ) - My wife in a coma.

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

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

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


Dear (ຮັກ) - My father is dear to me.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Die (ເສຍຊີວິດ) - He died of fever.

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

Discover (ຄົ້ນພົບ) - Columbus discovered America fever.

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

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

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

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

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

Drought (ໄພແຫ້ງແລ້ງ) - Drought destroyed the crops.


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

Illegible (ອ່ານບໍ່ອອກ) - Your handwriting is illegible.

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

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

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

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


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

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

Fair (ຄວາມຍຸຕິທໍາ) - She is a fair girl.

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

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

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

Flower (ດອກໄມ້) - Everybody likes flower.

Flour (ແປ້ງ) - Bread is made with flour.

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

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

Fast (ໄວ) - The horse runs fast.

First (ຄັ້ງທໍາອິດ) - Faridul is the first boy.

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

Flesh (ຊີ້ນ) - Tigers are flesh eating animals.


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

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


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

Listen (ຟັງ) - Listen to what i say.

Human (ມະນຸດ) - To err is human.

Humane (ມະນຸດ) - He is humane by nature.

Hard (ຍາກ) - He works hard.

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

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

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

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

Honourable (ກຽດ) - Khaled is an honourable man.

Historic (ປະຫວັດສາດ) - This is a historic Place.

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


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

Industrial (ອຸດສາຫະກໍາ) - Tejgaon is an industrial area.


Jealous (ອິດ​ສາ) - He is jealous of my success.

Zealous () - Munir is a zealous worker.


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

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

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

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

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

Live (ດໍາລົງຊີວິດ) - We live in the village.

Lovable (ຮັກ) - The child is very lovable.

Lovely (ຮັກ) - Her appearance is very lovely.

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

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


Meat (ຊີ້ນ) - We get meat from cow.

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

Main (ຕົ້ນຕໍ) - Rice is our main crops.

Mane (mane) - The lioness has no mane.

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

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



Official (ຢ່າງເປັນທາງການ) - It is an official matter.

Officious (ກີ້ເຈົ້າການ) - He is officious by nature.

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

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


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

Pen (pen) - Pen is mighter than sword.

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

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

Peace (ສັນຕິພາບ) - We want peace.

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

Paper (ເຈ້ຍ) - We write on paper.

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

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

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

Populous (ມີພົນລະເມືອງ) - Dhaka is a populous city.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Personnel () - He is an army personnel.

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

Physique (physique) - He has a good physique.

Pity (ສົງສານ) - Have pity for the poor.

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

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

Practise () - He practises swimming everyday.

Pray (ອະທິຖານ) - We should pray to allah.

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


Quiet (ງຽບ) - He is a quiet boy.

Quite (ທີ່ຂ້ອນຂ້າງ) - I am quite happy today.


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

Refuse (ປະຕິເສດ) - He refused to hear me.

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

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

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

Roll (ມ້ວນ) - What is your roll number?



Seat (ບ່ອນນັ່ງ) - Please have your seat.

Sit (ນັ່ງ) - Please sit down.

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

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

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

Sweet (ຫວານ) - These mangoes are very sweet.

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

Sell (ຂາຍ) - He is selling his products.

Soul (ຈິດວິນຍານຂອງ) - The soul never dies.

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

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

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

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

Storey () - It is a multi storeyied building.

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

Sometimes (ບາງຄັ້ງ) - He sometimes come here.

Stationary (stationary) - The sun is stationary.

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

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

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

Social (ສັງຄົມ) - Man is a social animal.

Sociable (ເຂົ້າກັບຄົນງ່າຍ) - He ia a sociable man.


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

Tell (ບອກ) - Please tell us a story.

Tail (ຫາງ) - A tiger has a long tail.

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

Taste (ລົດຊາດ) - Honey tastes sweet.



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

Urbane (ສຸພາບ) - His urbane manners pleased us.


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

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


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

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

Weak (ອ່ອນແອ) - He is very weak.

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

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

Wear (ໃສ່) - He always wear hat.

Wire (ສາຍ) - This is an electric wire.

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