commonly confused words
Commonly Confused Words


Accept (hyväksyä) - I gladly accepted her invitation.

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

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

Excess (ylimääräinen) - Excess of everything is bad.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Confess (tunnustaa) - You must confess your fault.

Addicted (riippuvainen) - Mukul is addicted to drinking.

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Bat (lepakko) - Bats do not lay eggs.

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

Beat (lyödä) - They will beat the thief.

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

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

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

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

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


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

Calender (kalanteri) - Every washerman has a calender.

Check (tarkistaa) - Check your temper.

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

Cite (siteerata) - Cite an example.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Clean (puhdas) - The room is clean.

Clear (asia selvä) - The water is clear.

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

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

Coma (kooma) - My wife in a coma.

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Die (kuolla) - He died of fever.

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

Discover (löytää) - Columbus discovered America fever.

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

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

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

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

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

Drought (kuivuus) - Drought destroyed the crops.


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

Illegible (epäselvä) - Your handwriting is illegible.

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

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

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

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


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

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

Fair (oikeudenmukainen) - She is a fair girl.

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

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

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

Flower (kukka) - Everybody likes flower.

Flour (jauhot) - Bread is made with flour.

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

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

Fast (nopeasti) - The horse runs fast.

First (ensimmäinen) - Faridul is the first boy.

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

Flesh (liha) - Tigers are flesh eating animals.


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

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


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

Listen (kuunnella) - Listen to what i say.

Human (ihmisen) - To err is human.

Humane (inhimillinen) - He is humane by nature.

Hard (kova) - He works hard.

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

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

Hale (terve ja reipas) - I am quite hale and hearty.

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

Honourable (kunniallinen) - Khaled is an honourable man.

Historic (historiallinen) - This is a historic Place.

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


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

Industrial (teollinen) - Tejgaon is an industrial area.


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

Zealous () - Munir is a zealous worker.


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

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

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

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

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

Live (elää) - We live in the village.

Lovable (rakastettava) - The child is very lovable.

Lovely (ihana) - Her appearance is very lovely.

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

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


Meat (liha) - We get meat from cow.

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

Main (tärkein) - Rice is our main crops.

Mane (harja) - The lioness has no mane.

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

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



Official (virallinen) - It is an official matter.

Officious (virkaintoinen) - He is officious by nature.

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

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


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

Pen (kynä) - Pen is mighter than sword.

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

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

Peace (rauha) - We want peace.

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

Paper (paperi) - We write on paper.

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

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

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

Populous (tiheään asuttu) - Dhaka is a populous city.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Personnel () - He is an army personnel.

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

Physique (ruumiinrakenne) - He has a good physique.

Pity (sääli) - Have pity for the poor.

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

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

Practise () - He practises swimming everyday.

Pray (rukoilla) - We should pray to allah.

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


Quiet (hiljainen) - He is a quiet boy.

Quite (melko) - I am quite happy today.


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

Refuse (kieltäytyä) - He refused to hear me.

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

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

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

Roll (rulla) - What is your roll number?



Seat (istuin) - Please have your seat.

Sit (istua) - Please sit down.

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

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

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

Sweet (makea) - These mangoes are very sweet.

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

Sell (myydä) - He is selling his products.

Soul (sielu) - The soul never dies.

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

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

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

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

Storey () - It is a multi storeyied building.

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

Sometimes (joskus) - He sometimes come here.

Stationary (kiinteä) - The sun is stationary.

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

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

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

Social (sosiaalinen) - Man is a social animal.

Sociable (seurallinen) - He ia a sociable man.


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

Tell (kertoa) - Please tell us a story.

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

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

Taste (maku) - Honey tastes sweet.



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

Urbane (urbaani) - His urbane manners pleased us.


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

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


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

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

Weak (heikko) - He is very weak.

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

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

Wear (pitää päällä) - He always wear hat.

Wire (johdin) - This is an electric wire.

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