commonly confused words
Commonly Confused Words


Accept (قبول کریں) - I gladly accepted her invitation.

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

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

Excess (اضافی) - Excess of everything is bad.

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

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

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

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

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

Affect (پر اثر انداز) - Excess labor must affect your body.

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

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

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

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

Confess (اقرار) - You must confess your fault.

Addicted (عادی) - Mukul is addicted to drinking.

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Bat (چمگادڑ) - Bats do not lay eggs.

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

Beat (شکست دے دی) - They will beat the thief.

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

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

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

Beside (کے پاس) - His house is beside the field.

Besides (اس کے علاوہ) - Besides this , He has plenty of wealth.


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

Calender (کیلنڈر) - Every washerman has a calender.

Check (جانچ) - Check your temper.

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

Cite (حوالہ) - Cite an example.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Childlike (بچوں کا سا) - He is liked by everybody for his childlike simplicity.

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

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

Clean (صاف) - The room is clean.

Clear (واضح) - The water is clear.

Custom (اپنی مرضی کے مطابق) - The custom is no longer in vogue.

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

Coma (بے ہوشی) - My wife in a coma.

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Die (مرنے) - He died of fever.

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

Discover (دریافت) - Columbus discovered America fever.

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

Deny (سے انکار) - Simu denied all charges against her.

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

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

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

Drought (خشک سالی) - Drought destroyed the crops.


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

Illegible (ناقابل خواندگی) - Your handwriting is illegible.

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

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

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

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


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

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

Fair (منصفانہ) - She is a fair girl.

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

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

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

Flower (پھول) - Everybody likes flower.

Flour (آٹا) - Bread is made with flour.

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

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

Fast (تیز) - The horse runs fast.

First (پہلا) - Faridul is the first boy.

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

Flesh (گوشت) - Tigers are flesh eating animals.


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

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


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

Listen (سن) - Listen to what i say.

Human (انسانی) - To err is human.

Humane (انسانی) - He is humane by nature.

Hard (سخت) - He works hard.

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

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

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

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

Honourable (معزز) - Khaled is an honourable man.

Historic (تاریخی) - This is a historic Place.

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


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

Industrial (صنعتی) - Tejgaon is an industrial area.


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

Zealous () - Munir is a zealous worker.


Later (بعد میں) - He reached later than all others.

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

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

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

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

Live (رہتے ہیں) - We live in the village.

Lovable (پیارا) - The child is very lovable.

Lovely (خوبصورت) - Her appearance is very lovely.

Lose (کھو دیں) - They may lose the match today.

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


Meat (گوشت) - We get meat from cow.

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

Main (مرکزی) - Rice is our main crops.

Mane (ایال) - The lioness has no mane.

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

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



Official (سرکاری) - It is an official matter.

Officious (کرنیوالا) - He is officious by nature.

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

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


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

Pen (قلم) - Pen is mighter than sword.

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

Pet (پالتو جانوروں کی) - The cat is a pet animal.

Peace (امن) - We want peace.

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

Paper (کاغذ) - We write on paper.

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

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

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

Populous (آبادی والا) - Dhaka is a populous city.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Personnel () - He is an army personnel.

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

Physique (جسم) - He has a good physique.

Pity (افسوس) - Have pity for the poor.

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

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

Practise () - He practises swimming everyday.

Pray (دعا) - We should pray to allah.

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


Quiet (پرسکون) - He is a quiet boy.

Quite (کافی) - I am quite happy today.


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

Refuse (انکار) - He refused to hear me.

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

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

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

Roll (رول) - What is your roll number?



Seat (نشست) - Please have your seat.

Sit (بیٹھو) - Please sit down.

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

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

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

Sweet (میٹھا) - These mangoes are very sweet.

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

Sell (فروخت) - He is selling his products.

Soul (روح) - The soul never dies.

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

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

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

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

Storey () - It is a multi storeyied building.

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

Sometimes (کبھی کبھی) - He sometimes come here.

Stationary (اسٹیشنری) - The sun is stationary.

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

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

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

Social (سماجی) - Man is a social animal.

Sociable (ملنسار) - He ia a sociable man.


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

Tell (بتاو) - Please tell us a story.

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

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

Taste (ذائقہ) - Honey tastes sweet.



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

Urbane (شیلوان) - His urbane manners pleased us.


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

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


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

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

Weak (کمزور) - He is very weak.

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

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

Wear (پہننا) - He always wear hat.

Wire (تار) - This is an electric wire.

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