commonly confused words
Commonly Confused Words


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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

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


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.


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

Industrial (industrial) - Tejgaon is an industrial area.


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

Zealous () - Munir is a zealous worker.


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.


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.



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.


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.


Quiet (tranquilo) - He is a quiet boy.

Quite (bastante) - I am quite happy today.


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?



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.


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.



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

Urbane (urbano) - His urbane manners pleased us.


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

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


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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