commonly confused words
Commonly Confused Words


Accept (kubvuma) - I gladly accepted her invitation.

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

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

Excess (zvakawandisa) - Excess of everything is bad.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Confess (kureurura) - You must confess your fault.

Addicted (muropa) - Mukul is addicted to drinking.

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

Assay (munhu akaidza) - Plabon always assays to help others.

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Bat (chiremwaremwa) - Bats do not lay eggs.

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

Beat (rova) - They will beat the thief.

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

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

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

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

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


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

Calender (Calendar) - Every washerman has a calender.

Check (cheki) - Check your temper.

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

Cite (taura zvakamboitika) - Cite an example.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Clean (wakachena) - The room is clean.

Clear (pachena) - The water is clear.

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

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

Coma (chaanoziva) - My wife in a coma.

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Die (kufa) - He died of fever.

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

Discover (wanikidza) - Columbus discovered America fever.

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

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

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

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

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

Drought (nzara) - Drought destroyed the crops.


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

Illegible (illegible) - Your handwriting is illegible.

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

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

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

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


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

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

Fair (zvakanaka) - She is a fair girl.

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

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

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

Flower (ruva) - Everybody likes flower.

Flour (furawa) - Bread is made with flour.

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

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

Fast (kutsanya) - The horse runs fast.

First (chekutanga) - Faridul is the first boy.

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

Flesh (munyepfu) - Tigers are flesh eating animals.


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

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


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

Listen (teerera) - Listen to what i say.

Human (munhu) - To err is human.

Humane (ita mutsa) - He is humane by nature.

Hard (zvakaoma) - He works hard.

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

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

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

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

Honourable (kudzwa) - Khaled is an honourable man.

Historic (nenhoroondo) - This is a historic Place.

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


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

Industrial (zveindasitiri) - Tejgaon is an industrial area.


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

Zealous () - Munir is a zealous worker.


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

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

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

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

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

Live (kurarama) - We live in the village.

Lovable (dika) - The child is very lovable.

Lovely (naka) - Her appearance is very lovely.

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

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


Meat (nyama) - We get meat from cow.

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

Main (chikuru) - Rice is our main crops.

Mane (zenze) - The lioness has no mane.

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

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



Official (pamutemo) - It is an official matter.

Officious (officious) - He is officious by nature.

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

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


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

Pen (bhiro) - Pen is mighter than sword.

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

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

Peace (runyararo) - We want peace.

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

Paper (bepa) - We write on paper.

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

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

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

Populous (vazhinji) - Dhaka is a populous city.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Personnel () - He is an army personnel.

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

Physique (nomuviri) - He has a good physique.

Pity (tsitsi) - Have pity for the poor.

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

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

Practise () - He practises swimming everyday.

Pray (namata) - We should pray to allah.

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


Quiet (nyarara) - He is a quiet boy.

Quite (zvikuru) - I am quite happy today.


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

Refuse (ramba) - He refused to hear me.

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

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

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

Roll (rora) - What is your roll number?



Seat (chigaro) - Please have your seat.

Sit (gara) - Please sit down.

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

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

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

Sweet (inotapira) - These mangoes are very sweet.

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

Sell (tengesa) - He is selling his products.

Soul (mweya) - The soul never dies.

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

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

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

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

Storey () - It is a multi storeyied building.

Sometime (pane imwe nguva) - Sometime, he was a teacher of this school.

Sometimes (dzimwe nguva) - He sometimes come here.

Stationary (mira) - The sun is stationary.

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

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

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

Social (mumagariro) - Man is a social animal.

Sociable (fara nevamwe) - He ia a sociable man.


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

Tell (udza) - Please tell us a story.

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

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

Taste (manakiro) - Honey tastes sweet.



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

Urbane (urbane) - His urbane manners pleased us.


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

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


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

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

Weak (simba) - He is very weak.

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

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

Wear (pfeka) - He always wear hat.

Wire (waya) - This is an electric wire.

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