commonly confused words
Commonly Confused Words


Accept (acceptera) - I gladly accepted her invitation.

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

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

Excess (överskott) - Excess of everything is bad.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Confess (bekänna) - You must confess your fault.

Addicted (Beroende) - Mukul is addicted to drinking.

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Bat (fladdermus) - Bats do not lay eggs.

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

Beat (slå) - They will beat the thief.

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

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

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

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

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


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

Calender (kalander) - Every washerman has a calender.

Check (kolla upp) - Check your temper.

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

Cite (citera) - Cite an example.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Clean (rena) - The room is clean.

Clear (klar) - The water is clear.

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

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

Coma (koma) - My wife in a coma.

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Die (dö) - He died of fever.

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

Discover (Upptäck) - Columbus discovered America fever.

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

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

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

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

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

Drought (torka) - Drought destroyed the crops.


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

Illegible (oläslig) - Your handwriting is illegible.

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

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

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

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


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

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

Fair (rättvis) - She is a fair girl.

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

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

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

Flower (blomma) - Everybody likes flower.

Flour (mjöl) - Bread is made with flour.

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

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

Fast (snabb) - The horse runs fast.

First (först) - Faridul is the first boy.

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

Flesh (kött) - Tigers are flesh eating animals.


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

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


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

Listen (lyssna) - Listen to what i say.

Human (mänsklig) - To err is human.

Humane (human) - He is humane by nature.

Hard (hård) - He works hard.

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

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

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

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

Honourable (hedrande) - Khaled is an honourable man.

Historic (historisk) - This is a historic Place.

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


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

Industrial (industriell) - Tejgaon is an industrial area.


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

Zealous () - Munir is a zealous worker.


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

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

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

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

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

Live (leva) - We live in the village.

Lovable (intagande) - The child is very lovable.

Lovely (härlig) - Her appearance is very lovely.

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

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


Meat (kött) - We get meat from cow.

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

Main (huvud) - Rice is our main crops.

Mane (manen) - The lioness has no mane.

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

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



Official (officiell) - It is an official matter.

Officious (beskäftig) - He is officious by nature.

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

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


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

Pen (penna) - Pen is mighter than sword.

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

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

Peace (fred) - We want peace.

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

Paper (papper) - We write on paper.

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

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

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

Populous (folkrik) - Dhaka is a populous city.

Popular (populär) - 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 (patrullera) - The policeman are patrolling the city streets.

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

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

Personnel () - He is an army personnel.

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

Physique (fysik) - He has a good physique.

Pity (medlidande) - Have pity for the poor.

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

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

Practise () - He practises swimming everyday.

Pray (be) - We should pray to allah.

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


Quiet (tyst) - He is a quiet boy.

Quite (ganska) - I am quite happy today.


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

Refuse (vägra) - He refused to hear me.

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

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

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

Roll (rulla) - What is your roll number?



Seat (sittplats) - Please have your seat.

Sit (sitta) - Please sit down.

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

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

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

Sweet (ljuv) - These mangoes are very sweet.

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

Sell (sälja) - He is selling his products.

Soul (själ) - The soul never dies.

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

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

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

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

Storey () - It is a multi storeyied building.

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

Sometimes (ibland) - He sometimes come here.

Stationary (stationär) - The sun is stationary.

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

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

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

Social (social) - Man is a social animal.

Sociable (sällskaplig) - He ia a sociable man.


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

Tell (säga) - Please tell us a story.

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

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

Taste (smak) - Honey tastes sweet.



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

Urbane (belevad) - His urbane manners pleased us.


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

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


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

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

Weak (svag) - He is very weak.

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

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

Wear (ha på sig) - He always wear hat.

Wire (tråd) - This is an electric wire.

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