commonly confused words
Commonly Confused Words


Accept (അംഗീകരിക്കുക) - I gladly accepted her invitation.

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

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

Excess (അധിക) - Excess of everything is bad.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Confess (കുന്വസാരിക്കുക) - You must confess your fault.

Addicted (അടിമയായി) - Mukul is addicted to drinking.

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Bat (ബാറ്റ്) - Bats do not lay eggs.

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

Beat (അടിക്കുക) - They will beat the thief.

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

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

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

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

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


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

Calender (കലണ്ടർ) - Every washerman has a calender.

Check (ചെക്ക്) - Check your temper.

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

Cite (തെളിവ്കാട്ടുക) - Cite an example.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Clean (വെടിപ്പുള്ള) - The room is clean.

Clear (വ്യക്തമായ) - The water is clear.

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

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

Coma (കോമ) - My wife in a coma.

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Die (മരിക്കുക) - He died of fever.

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

Discover (കണ്ടെത്തുക) - Columbus discovered America fever.

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

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

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

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

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

Drought (വരള്ച്ച) - Drought destroyed the crops.


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

Illegible (.അത്തരത്തിലൊന്ന്) - Your handwriting is illegible.

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

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

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

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


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

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

Fair (മേള) - She is a fair girl.

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

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

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

Flower (പൂവ്) - Everybody likes flower.

Flour (മാവു) - Bread is made with flour.

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

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

Fast (ഉപവാസം) - The horse runs fast.

First (ആദ്യം) - Faridul is the first boy.

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

Flesh (മാംസം) - Tigers are flesh eating animals.


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

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


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

Listen (കേൾക്കാൻ) - Listen to what i say.

Human (മാനുഷികമായ) - To err is human.

Humane (ദയയുള്ള) - He is humane by nature.

Hard (ഹാർഡ്) - He works hard.

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

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

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

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

Honourable (ആദരണീയമായ) - Khaled is an honourable man.

Historic (ചരിത്ര) - This is a historic Place.

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


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

Industrial (വ്യവസായ) - Tejgaon is an industrial area.


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

Zealous () - Munir is a zealous worker.


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

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

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

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

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

Live (തൽസമയ) - We live in the village.

Lovable (സ്നേഹിക്കത്തക്ക) - The child is very lovable.

Lovely (അതാകര്ഷകമായ) - Her appearance is very lovely.

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

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


Meat (മാംസം) - We get meat from cow.

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

Main (പ്രധാന) - Rice is our main crops.

Mane (കുഞ്ചിരോമം) - The lioness has no mane.

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

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



Official (ഔദ്യോഗിക) - It is an official matter.

Officious (ഒഫ്ഫിചിഒഉസ്) - He is officious by nature.

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

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


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

Pen (തൂലിക) - Pen is mighter than sword.

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

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

Peace (സമാധാനം) - We want peace.

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

Paper (കടലാസ്) - We write on paper.

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

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

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

Populous (ജനസംഖ്യയുള്ള) - Dhaka is a populous city.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Personnel () - He is an army personnel.

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

Physique (ശരീര) - He has a good physique.

Pity (കരുണ) - Have pity for the poor.

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

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

Practise () - He practises swimming everyday.

Pray (പാര്ത്ഥിക്കുക) - We should pray to allah.

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


Quiet (സ്വസ്ഥമായിരുന്നു) - He is a quiet boy.

Quite (തികച്ചും) - I am quite happy today.


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

Refuse (നിരസിക്കുക) - He refused to hear me.

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

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

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

Roll (ഉരുളുക) - What is your roll number?



Seat (ഇരിപ്പിടം) - Please have your seat.

Sit (ഇരിക്കുക) - Please sit down.

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

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

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

Sweet (മധുരം) - These mangoes are very sweet.

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

Sell (വിൽക്കാൻ) - He is selling his products.

Soul (ആത്മാവ്) - The soul never dies.

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

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

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

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

Storey () - It is a multi storeyied building.

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

Sometimes (ചിലപ്പോൾ) - He sometimes come here.

Stationary (അഭിവൃദ്ധിയില്ലാത്ത) - The sun is stationary.

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

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

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

Social (സാമൂഹിക) - Man is a social animal.

Sociable (ഇണക്കമുള്ള) - He ia a sociable man.


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

Tell (പറയുന്നു) - Please tell us a story.

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

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

Taste (രുചി) - Honey tastes sweet.



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

Urbane (.അവരുടെ) - His urbane manners pleased us.


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

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


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

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

Weak (ദുർബലമായ) - He is very weak.

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

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

Wear (ധരിക്കാൻ) - He always wear hat.

Wire (കന്വി) - This is an electric wire.

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