commonly confused words
Commonly Confused Words


Accept (sprejemajo) - I gladly accepted her invitation.

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

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

Excess (presežek) - Excess of everything is bad.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Confess (priznam) - You must confess your fault.

Addicted (odvisen) - Mukul is addicted to drinking.

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Bat (netopir) - Bats do not lay eggs.

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

Beat (premagati) - They will beat the thief.

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

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

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

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

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


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

Calender (koledar) - Every washerman has a calender.

Check (preveriti) - Check your temper.

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

Cite (citirati) - Cite an example.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Clean (čist) - The room is clean.

Clear (jasno) - The water is clear.

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

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

Coma (koma) - My wife in a coma.

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Dairy (mleka in mlečnih izdelkov) - Have you ever visited the Sirajgonj dairy farm.

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

Die (die) - He died of fever.

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

Discover (odkriti) - Columbus discovered America fever.

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

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

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

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

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

Drought (suša) - Drought destroyed the crops.


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

Illegible (neberljivo) - Your handwriting is illegible.

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

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

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

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


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

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

Fair (pošteno) - She is a fair girl.

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

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

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

Flower (cvet) - Everybody likes flower.

Flour (moka) - Bread is made with flour.

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

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

Fast (hitro) - The horse runs fast.

First (prva) - Faridul is the first boy.

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

Flesh (meso) - Tigers are flesh eating animals.


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

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


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

Listen (poslušaj) - Listen to what i say.

Human (človek) - To err is human.

Humane (humano) - He is humane by nature.

Hard (težko) - He works hard.

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

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

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

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

Honourable (častni) - Khaled is an honourable man.

Historic (zgodovinski) - This is a historic Place.

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


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

Industrial (industrijske) - Tejgaon is an industrial area.


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

Zealous () - Munir is a zealous worker.


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

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

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

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

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

Live (živeti) - We live in the village.

Lovable (ljubezniv) - The child is very lovable.

Lovely (ljubko) - Her appearance is very lovely.

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

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


Meat (meso) - We get meat from cow.

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

Main (glavni) - Rice is our main crops.

Mane (griva) - The lioness has no mane.

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

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



Official (uradnik) - It is an official matter.

Officious (uslužan) - He is officious by nature.

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

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


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

Pen (pero) - Pen is mighter than sword.

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

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

Peace (mir) - We want peace.

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

Paper (papir) - We write on paper.

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

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

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

Populous (prebivalci) - Dhaka is a populous city.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Personnel () - He is an army personnel.

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

Physique (postavo) - He has a good physique.

Pity (škoda) - Have pity for the poor.

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

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

Practise () - He practises swimming everyday.

Pray (molite) - We should pray to allah.

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


Quiet (tih) - He is a quiet boy.

Quite (precej) - I am quite happy today.


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

Refuse (zavrne) - He refused to hear me.

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

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

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

Roll (roll) - What is your roll number?



Seat (sedež) - Please have your seat.

Sit (sit) - Please sit down.

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

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

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

Sweet (sladko) - These mangoes are very sweet.

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

Sell (prodamo) - He is selling his products.

Soul (duša) - The soul never dies.

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

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

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

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

Storey () - It is a multi storeyied building.

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

Sometimes (včasih) - He sometimes come here.

Stationary (mirovanju) - The sun is stationary.

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

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

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

Social (socialne) - Man is a social animal.

Sociable (družaben) - He ia a sociable man.


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

Tell (povej) - Please tell us a story.

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

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

Taste (okus) - Honey tastes sweet.



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

Urbane (urbane) - His urbane manners pleased us.


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

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


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

Wonder (sprašujem se,) - Computer is one of the wonders of modern science.

Weak (šibko) - He is very weak.

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

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

Wear (obrabo) - He always wear hat.

Wire (žice) - This is an electric wire.

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