commonly confused words
Commonly Confused Words


Accept (accipit) - I gladly accepted her invitation.

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

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

Excess (excess) - Excess of everything is bad.

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

Adept (Aulus Didius Gallus) - He is adept in Nazrul song.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Confess (fateor) - You must confess your fault.

Addicted (rebus student,) - Mukul is addicted to drinking.

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

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

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

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

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


Bag (lapides sacculi) - Hafez has a wonderful laptop bag.

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

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

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

Bat (vespertilio) - Bats do not lay eggs.

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

Beat (beat) - They will beat the thief.

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

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

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

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

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


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

Calender (calendarium) - Every washerman has a calender.

Check (reprehendo) - Check your temper.

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

Cite (civitate) - Cite an example.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Clean (clean) - The room is clean.

Clear (liquet) - The water is clear.

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

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

Coma (cOMA) - My wife in a coma.

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Die (morietur) - He died of fever.

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

Discover (reveles) - Columbus discovered America fever.

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

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

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

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

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

Drought (siccitas) - Drought destroyed the crops.


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

Illegible (illegible) - Your handwriting is illegible.

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

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

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

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


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

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

Fair (aequum) - She is a fair girl.

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

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

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

Flower (flos) - Everybody likes flower.

Flour (conspersa) - Bread is made with flour.

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

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

Fast (celer) - The horse runs fast.

First (primis) - Faridul is the first boy.

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

Flesh (ad vescendum carnes) - Tigers are flesh eating animals.


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

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


Hear (audite:) - I can not hear your voice.

Listen (audite) - Listen to what i say.

Human (hominum) - To err is human.

Humane (humanum;) - He is humane by nature.

Hard (durum) - He works hard.

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

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

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

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

Honourable (honesta) - Khaled is an honourable man.

Historic (historic) - This is a historic Place.

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


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

Industrial (industrialis) - Tejgaon is an industrial area.


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

Zealous () - Munir is a zealous worker.


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

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

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

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

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

Live (vivet) - We live in the village.

Lovable (amabilis esto) - The child is very lovable.

Lovely (amabilia) - Her appearance is very lovely.

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

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


Meat (cibum) - We get meat from cow.

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

Main (pelagus) - Rice is our main crops.

Mane (hinnitum) - The lioness has no mane.

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

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



Official (officialis) - It is an official matter.

Officious (officiosus) - He is officious by nature.

Ordinance (rite celebrabitis:) - A new ordinance has been promulgated.

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


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

Pen (calamus) - Pen is mighter than sword.

Pat (nam malesuada cursus) - The teacher is patting the child on the shoulder.

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

Peace (pax) - We want peace.

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

Paper (chartam) - We write on paper.

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

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

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

Populous (urbs frequens,) - 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 (circumcidet) - Pare the nails as they look ugly.

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

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

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

Personnel () - He is an army personnel.

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

Physique (corporis) - He has a good physique.

Pity (misericordia) - Have pity for the poor.

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

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

Practise () - He practises swimming everyday.

Pray (tandem) - We should pray to allah.

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


Quiet (quiescis) - He is a quiet boy.

Quite (satis) - I am quite happy today.


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

Refuse (nolens) - He refused to hear me.

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

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

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

Roll (tortamque) - What is your roll number?



Seat (sedes) - Please have your seat.

Sit (sit) - Please sit down.

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

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

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

Sweet (dulcis) - These mangoes are very sweet.

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

Sell (vendere) - He is selling his products.

Soul (anima mea) - The soul never dies.

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

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

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

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

Storey () - It is a multi storeyied building.

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

Sometimes (numquam) - He sometimes come here.

Stationary (stationarius) - The sun is stationary.

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

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

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

Social (socialis) - Man is a social animal.

Sociable (sociabile) - He ia a sociable man.


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

Tell (amen dico) - Please tell us a story.

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

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

Taste (gustum) - Honey tastes sweet.



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

Urbane (urbanus,) - His urbane manners pleased us.


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

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


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

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

Weak (infirmi) - He is very weak.

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

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

Wear (induendum) - He always wear hat.

Wire (filum) - This is an electric wire.

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