commonly confused words
Commonly Confused Words

A

Accept (txais) - I gladly accepted her invitation.

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


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

Excess (tshaj) - Excess of everything is bad.


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

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

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


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

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


Affect (muaj kev cuam tshuam) - Excess labor must affect your body.

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


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

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


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

Confess (lees txim) - You must confess your fault.


Addicted (addicted) - Mukul is addicted to drinking.

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


Assay (tshuaj ntsuam) - Plabon always assays to help others.

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


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

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


B

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

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


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

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


Bat (puav) - Bats do not lay eggs.

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


Beat (yeej) - They will beat the thief.

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


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

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


Beside (ntawm ib sab) - His house is beside the field.

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

C

Calendar (daim ntawv qhia hnub) - I gave him a calendar of 2014.

Calender (calender) - Every washerman has a calender.


Check (xyuas) - Check your temper.

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


Cite (pabneeg) - Cite an example.

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

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


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

Course (cov hoob kawm) - The ship has changed his course.


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

Corpse (neeg tuag lub cev) - A corpse is lying by the road.


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

Childlike (cov me nyuam yaus) - He is liked by everybody for his childlike simplicity.


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

Counsel (lus ntuas) - My teacher gave a good counsel.


Clean (huv si) - The room is clean.

Clear (ntshiab) - The water is clear.


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

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


Coma (coma) - My wife in a coma.

Comma (comma) - 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 (Nyob zoo) - My father is dear to me.

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


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

Sink (dab ntxuav tes) - The boat sank in the river.


Disease (kab mob) - He is suffering from skin disease.

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


Dairy (khoom noj siv mis) - Have you ever visited the Sirajgonj dairy farm.

Diary (chaw muag mis nyuj) - It is good to keep a diary.


Die (tuag) - He died of fever.

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


Discover (nrhiav) - Columbus discovered America fever.

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


Deny (tsis kam) - Simu denied all charges against her.

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


Draft (cua ntsawj ntshab) - Make a draft of the petition.

Draught (cua ntsawj ntshab) - He drank the water of the glass at one draught.

Drought (qhuav) - Drought destroyed the crops.

E

Eligible (tsim nyog tau txais) - He is not eligible for the post.

Illegible (nyeem tsis tau) - Your handwriting is illegible.


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

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


Expect (cia siab tias) - I expect that he will pass.

Hope (vam thiab cia siab) - I hope you are well today.

F

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

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


Fair (ncaj ncees) - She is a fair girl.

Fare (nqi caij tshev) - What is the bus fair from Dhaka to Sirajgonj?


Farm (ua liaj ua teb) - There is an agricultural farm at Gazipur.

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


Flower (paj) - Everybody likes flower.

Flour (hmoov) - Bread is made with flour.


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

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


Fast (ceev ceev) - The horse runs fast.

First (thawj) - Faridul is the first boy.


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

Flesh (nqaij) - Tigers are flesh eating animals.

G

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

Goal (lub hom phiaj) - What is the goal of your life?

H

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

Listen (mloog) - Listen to what i say.


Human (tib neeg) - To err is human.

Humane (siab zoo) - He is humane by nature.


Hard (nyuaj) - He works hard.

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


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

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


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

Honourable (honorable) - Khaled is an honourable man.


Historic (historic) - This is a historic Place.

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

I

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

Industrial (muaj) - Tejgaon is an industrial area.

J

Jealous (cuajkhaum) - 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 (tom qab) - He reached later than all others.

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


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

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


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

Live (nyob) - We live in the village.


Lovable (lovable) - The child is very lovable.

Lovely (zoo ntxim nyiam kawg) - Her appearance is very lovely.


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

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

M

Meat (nqaij) - We get meat from cow.

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


Main (ntsiab) - Rice is our main crops.

Mane (txoob) - The lioness has no mane.


Moral (ncaj ncees) - He bears a good moral character.

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

 

O

Official (hauj) - It is an official matter.

Officious (officious) - He is officious by nature.


Ordinance (txoj kab ke) - A new ordinance has been promulgated.

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

P

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

Pen (cwj mem) - Pen is mighter than sword.


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

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


Peace (kev sib haum xeeb) - We want peace.

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


Paper (daim ntawv) - We write on paper.

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


Person (tus neeg) - Samiur Rahman is an honest person.

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


Populous (populous) - Dhaka is a populous city.

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


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

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


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

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


Personal (tus kheej) - 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 (physique) - He has a good physique.


Pity (hlub) - Have pity for the poor.

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


Practice (xyaum) - 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 (thov Vajtswv) - We should pray to allah.

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

Q

Quiet (nyob ntsiag to) - He is a quiet boy.

Quite (heev) - I am quite happy today.

R

Refuge (qhov chaw nkaum) - Many people seek refuge in highlands during flood.

Refuse (tsis kam) - He refused to hear me.


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

Registrar (neeg sau npe kawm) - Mr. Hadi was the registrar of the Rajshahi University.


Role (lub luag hauj lwm) - In the drama He played the role of hero.

Roll (yob) - What is your roll number?

 

S

Seat (rooj zaum) - Please have your seat.

Sit (zaum) - Please sit down.


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

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


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

Sweet (qab zib) - These mangoes are very sweet.


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

Sell (muag) - He is selling his products.


Soul (ntsuj plig) - The soul never dies.

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


Staff (neeg ua hauj lwm) - All members of the office staff were present in the meeting.

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


Story (zaj dabneeg) - 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 (tej tsam) - Sometime, he was a teacher of this school.

Sometimes (tej zaum) - He sometimes come here.


Stationary (nyob ruaj ruaj) - The sun is stationary.

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


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

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


Social (social) - Man is a social animal.

Sociable (sociable) - He ia a sociable man.

T

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

Tell (qhia) - Please tell us a story.

Tail (tus Tsov tus tw) - A tiger has a long tail.


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

Taste (saj) - Honey tastes sweet.

 

U

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

Urbane (urbane) - His urbane manners pleased us.

V

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

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



W

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

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


Weak (tsis muaj zog) - He is very weak.

Week (lub lim tiam) - I shall visit trade fair on next week.

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


Wear (hnav) - He always wear hat.

Wire (hlau) - This is an electric wire.

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