commonly confused words
Commonly Confused Words

A

Accept (aceptar) - I gladly accepted her invitation.

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


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

Excess (exceso) - Excess of everything is bad.


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

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

Confess (confesar) - You must confess your fault.


Addicted (fanático) - Mukul is addicted to drinking.

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


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

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


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

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


B

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

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


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

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


Bat (murciélago) - Bats do not lay eggs.

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


Beat (golpear) - They will beat the thief.

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


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

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


Beside (junto a) - His house is beside the field.

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

C

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

Calender (calandrar) - Every washerman has a calender.


Check (comprobar) - Check your temper.

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


Cite (citar) - Cite an example.

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


Clean (limpiar) - The room is clean.

Clear (claro) - The water is clear.


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

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


Coma (coma) - My wife in a coma.

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


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

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

D

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


Die (morir) - He died of fever.

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


Discover (descubrir) - Columbus discovered America fever.

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


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

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


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

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

Drought (sequía) - Drought destroyed the crops.

E

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

Illegible (ilegible) - Your handwriting is illegible.


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

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


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

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

F

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

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


Fair (justa) - She is a fair girl.

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


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

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


Flower (flor) - Everybody likes flower.

Flour (harina) - Bread is made with flour.


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

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


Fast (rápido) - The horse runs fast.

First (primero) - Faridul is the first boy.


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

Flesh (carne) - Tigers are flesh eating animals.

G

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

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

H

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

Listen (escucha) - Listen to what i say.


Human (humano) - To err is human.

Humane (humano) - He is humane by nature.


Hard (difícil) - He works hard.

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


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

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


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

Honourable (honorable) - Khaled is an honourable man.


Historic (histórico) - This is a historic Place.

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

I

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

Industrial (industrial) - Tejgaon is an industrial area.

J

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

Zealous () - Munir is a zealous worker.

L

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

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


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

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


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

Live (vivir) - We live in the village.


Lovable (amable) - The child is very lovable.

Lovely (encantador) - Her appearance is very lovely.


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

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

M

Meat (carne) - We get meat from cow.

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


Main (principal) - Rice is our main crops.

Mane (melena) - The lioness has no mane.


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

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

 

O

Official (oficial) - It is an official matter.

Officious (oficioso) - He is officious by nature.


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

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

P

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

Pen (bolígrafo) - Pen is mighter than sword.


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

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


Peace (paz) - We want peace.

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


Paper (papel) - We write on paper.

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


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

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


Populous (populoso) - Dhaka is a populous city.

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


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

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


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

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


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

Personnel () - He is an army personnel.


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

Physique (físico) - He has a good physique.


Pity (lástima) - Have pity for the poor.

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


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

Practise () - He practises swimming everyday.


Pray (orar) - We should pray to allah.

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

Q

Quiet (tranquilo) - He is a quiet boy.

Quite (bastante) - I am quite happy today.

R

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

Refuse (desperdicios) - He refused to hear me.


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

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


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

Roll (rodar) - What is your roll number?

 

S

Seat (asiento) - Please have your seat.

Sit (sentar) - Please sit down.


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

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


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

Sweet (dulce) - These mangoes are very sweet.


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

Sell (vender) - He is selling his products.


Soul (alma) - The soul never dies.

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


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

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


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

Storey () - It is a multi storeyied building.


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

Sometimes (a veces) - He sometimes come here.


Stationary (estacionario) - The sun is stationary.

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


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

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


Social (social) - Man is a social animal.

Sociable (sociable) - He ia a sociable man.

T

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

Tell (contar) - Please tell us a story.

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


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

Taste (gusto) - Honey tastes sweet.

 

U

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

Urbane (urbano) - His urbane manners pleased us.

V

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

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



W

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

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


Weak (débiles) - He is very weak.

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

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


Wear (vestir) - He always wear hat.

Wire (cable) - This is an electric wire.

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