commonly confused words
Commonly Confused Words


Accept (ਨੂੰ ਸਵੀਕਾਰ) - I gladly accepted her invitation.

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

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

Excess (ਵਾਧੂ) - Excess of everything is bad.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Confess (ਦਾ ਇਕਬਾਲ) - You must confess your fault.

Addicted (ਆਦੀ) - Mukul is addicted to drinking.

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Bat (ਬੱਲਾ) - Bats do not lay eggs.

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

Beat (ਨਾਲ ਹਰਾਇਆ) - They will beat the thief.

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

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

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

Beside (ਦੇ ਕੋਲ) - His house is beside the field.

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


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

Calender (calender) - Every washerman has a calender.

Check (ਚੈਕ) - Check your temper.

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

Cite (ਦਿਓ) - Cite an example.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Counsel (ਦੀ ਸਲਾਹ) - My teacher gave a good counsel.

Clean (ਸਾਫ਼) - The room is clean.

Clear (ਸਾਫ) - The water is clear.

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

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

Coma (ਕੋਮਾ) - My wife in a coma.

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Disease (ਦੀ ਬਿਮਾਰੀ) - He is suffering from skin disease.

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

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

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

Die (ਮਰ) - He died of fever.

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

Discover (ਖੋਜਣ) - Columbus discovered America fever.

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

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

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

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

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

Drought (ਸੋਕਾ) - Drought destroyed the crops.


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

Illegible (illegible) - Your handwriting is illegible.

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

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

Expect (ਉਮੀਦ ਹੈ) - I expect that he will pass.

Hope (ਉਮੀਦ ਹੈ) - I hope you are well today.


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

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

Fair (ਨਿਰਪੱਖ) - She is a fair girl.

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

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

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

Flower (ਫੁੱਲ) - Everybody likes flower.

Flour (ਆਟਾ) - Bread is made with flour.

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

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

Fast (ਤੇਜ਼) - The horse runs fast.

First (ਪਹਿਲੇ) - Faridul is the first boy.

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

Flesh (ਮਾਸ) - Tigers are flesh eating animals.


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

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


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

Listen (ਸੁਣਨ) - Listen to what i say.

Human (ਮਨੁੱਖੀ) - To err is human.

Humane (ਮਾਨਵੀ) - He is humane by nature.

Hard (ਹਾਰਡ) - He works hard.

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

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

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

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

Honourable (ਆਦਰਯੋਗ) - Khaled is an honourable man.

Historic (ਇਤਿਹਾਸਕ) - This is a historic Place.

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


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

Industrial (ਉਦਯੋਗਿਕ) - Tejgaon is an industrial area.


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

Zealous () - Munir is a zealous worker.


Later (ਬਾਅਦ ਵਿੱਚ) - He reached later than all others.

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

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

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

Leave (ਨੂੰ ਛੱਡ) - Nasir is leaving the hotel today.

Live (ਸਿੱਧਾ) - We live in the village.

Lovable (ਪਿਆਰਾ) - The child is very lovable.

Lovely (ਪਿਆਰੇ) - Her appearance is very lovely.

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

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


Meat (ਮੀਟ) - We get meat from cow.

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

Main (ਮੁੱਖ) - Rice is our main crops.

Mane (Mane) - The lioness has no mane.

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

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



Official (ਅਧਿਕਾਰੀ) - It is an official matter.

Officious (officious) - He is officious by nature.

Ordinance (ਵਿਵਸਥਾ ਦਾ) - A new ordinance has been promulgated.

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


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

Pen (ਕਲਮ) - Pen is mighter than sword.

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

Pet (ਲਡਾਓ) - The cat is a pet animal.

Peace (ਅਮਨ) - We want peace.

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

Paper (ਪੇਪਰ) - We write on paper.

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

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

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

Populous (ਆਬਾਦੀ) - Dhaka is a populous city.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Personnel () - He is an army personnel.

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

Physique (ਸਰੀਰ) - He has a good physique.

Pity (ਤਰਸ) - Have pity for the poor.

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

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

Practise () - He practises swimming everyday.

Pray (ਪ੍ਰਾਰਥਨਾ ਕਰੋ) - We should pray to allah.

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


Quiet (ਚੁੱਪ) - He is a quiet boy.

Quite (ਕਾਫ਼ੀ) - I am quite happy today.


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

Refuse (ਇਨਕਾਰ) - He refused to hear me.

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

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

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

Roll (ਰੋਲ) - What is your roll number?



Seat (ਸੀਟ) - Please have your seat.

Sit (ਬੈਠ) - Please sit down.

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

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

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

Sweet (ਮਿੱਠੇ) - These mangoes are very sweet.

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

Sell (ਨੂੰ ਵੇਚਣ) - He is selling his products.

Soul (ਰੂਹ ਨੂੰ) - The soul never dies.

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

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

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

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

Storey () - It is a multi storeyied building.

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

Sometimes (ਕਈ ਵਾਰ) - He sometimes come here.

Stationary (ਸਟੇਸ਼ਨਰੀ) - The sun is stationary.

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

Ship (ਜਹਾਜ਼ ਨੂੰ) - Rana went to America by ship.

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

Social (ਸਮਾਜਿਕ) - Man is a social animal.

Sociable (sociable) - He ia a sociable man.


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

Tell (ਦੱਸ) - Please tell us a story.

Tail (ਪੂਛ) - A tiger has a long tail.

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

Taste (ਸੁਆਦ) - Honey tastes sweet.



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

Urbane (ਸਤਾਖੁਸ) - His urbane manners pleased us.


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

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


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

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

Weak (ਕਮਜ਼ੋਰ) - He is very weak.

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

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

Wear (ਪਹਿਨਣ) - He always wear hat.

Wire (ਤਾਰ) - This is an electric wire.

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