commonly confused words
Commonly Confused Words

A

Accept (સ્વીકારી) - I gladly accepted her invitation.

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


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

Excess (વધારાની) - Excess of everything is bad.


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

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

Confess (કબૂલાત) - You must confess your fault.


Addicted (વ્યસની) - Mukul is addicted to drinking.

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


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

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


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

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


B

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

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


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

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


Bat (બેટ) - Bats do not lay eggs.

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


Beat (હરાવ્યું) - They will beat the thief.

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


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

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


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

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

C

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

Calender (પંચાંગ) - Every washerman has a calender.


Check (ચેક) - Check your temper.

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


Cite (અવતરિત) - Cite an example.

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


Clean (સ્વચ્છ) - The room is clean.

Clear (ચોખ્ખુ) - The water is clear.


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

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


Coma (કોમા) - My wife in a coma.

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


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

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

D

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

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


Drown (ડૂબીને મરી જવું) - The boy was drowned in the river.

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


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

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


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

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


Die (મૃત્યુ) - He died of fever.

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


Discover (શોધવા) - Columbus discovered America fever.

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


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

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


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

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

Drought (દુકાળ) - Drought destroyed the crops.

E

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

Illegible (અસ્પષ્ટ) - Your handwriting is illegible.


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

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


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

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

F

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

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


Fair (વાજબી) - She is a fair girl.

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


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

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


Flower (ફૂલ) - Everybody likes flower.

Flour (લોટ) - Bread is made with flour.


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

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


Fast (ઝડપી) - The horse runs fast.

First (પ્રથમ) - Faridul is the first boy.


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

Flesh (માંસ) - Tigers are flesh eating animals.

G

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

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

H

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

Listen (સાંભળવા) - Listen to what i say.


Human (માનવ) - To err is human.

Humane (માનવીય) - He is humane by nature.


Hard (હાર્ડ) - He works hard.

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


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

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


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

Honourable (માનનીય) - Khaled is an honourable man.


Historic (ઐતિહાસિક) - This is a historic Place.

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

I

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

Industrial (ઔદ્યોગિક) - Tejgaon is an industrial area.

J

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

Zealous () - Munir is a zealous worker.

L

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

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


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

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


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

Live (જીવી) - We live in the village.


Lovable (પ્રેમાળ) - The child is very lovable.

Lovely (મનોરમ) - Her appearance is very lovely.


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

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

M

Meat (માંસ) - We get meat from cow.

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


Main (મુખ્ય) - Rice is our main crops.

Mane (મને) - The lioness has no mane.


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

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

 

O

Official (અધિકારી) - It is an official matter.

Officious (સહાયતા આપવા તત્પર) - He is officious by nature.


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

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

P

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

Pen (પેન) - Pen is mighter than sword.


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

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


Peace (શાંતિ) - We want peace.

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


Paper (કાગળ) - We write on paper.

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


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

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


Populous (વધુ વસ્તીવાળું) - Dhaka is a populous city.

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


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

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


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

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


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

Personnel () - He is an army personnel.


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

Physique (physique) - He has a good physique.


Pity (દયા) - Have pity for the poor.

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


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

Practise () - He practises swimming everyday.


Pray (પ્રાર્થના) - We should pray to allah.

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

Q

Quiet (શાંત) - He is a quiet boy.

Quite (તદ્દન) - I am quite happy today.

R

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

Refuse (ઇનકાર) - He refused to hear me.


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

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


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

Roll (રોલ) - What is your roll number?

 

S

Seat (બેઠક) - Please have your seat.

Sit (બેસવું) - Please sit down.


See (જુઓ) - I see a bird in the nest.

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


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

Sweet (મીઠી) - These mangoes are very sweet.


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

Sell (વેચવા) - He is selling his products.


Soul (આત્મા) - The soul never dies.

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


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

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


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

Storey () - It is a multi storeyied building.


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

Sometimes (ક્યારેક) - He sometimes come here.


Stationary (સ્થિર) - The sun is stationary.

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


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

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


Social (સામાજિક) - Man is a social animal.

Sociable (મિલનસાર) - He ia a sociable man.

T

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

Tell (કહેવું) - Please tell us a story.

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


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

Taste (સ્વાદ) - Honey tastes sweet.

 

U

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

Urbane (સંસ્કારી) - His urbane manners pleased us.

V

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

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



W

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

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


Weak (નબળા) - He is very weak.

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

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


Wear (પહેરવા) - He always wear hat.

Wire (વાયર) - This is an electric wire.

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