commonly confused words
Commonly Confused Words


Accept (súhlasiť) - I gladly accepted her invitation.

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

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

Excess (prebytok) - Excess of everything is bad.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Confess (priznať) - You must confess your fault.

Addicted (závislý) - Mukul is addicted to drinking.

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Bat (netopier) - Bats do not lay eggs.

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

Beat (poraziť) - They will beat the thief.

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

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

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

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

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


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

Calender (kalendár) - Every washerman has a calender.

Check (skontrolovať) - Check your temper.

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

Cite (citovať) - Cite an example.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Counsel (právny zástupca) - My teacher gave a good counsel.

Clean (čistý) - The room is clean.

Clear (jasný) - The water is clear.

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

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

Coma (kóma) - My wife in a coma.

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Die (zomrieť) - He died of fever.

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

Discover (objaviť) - Columbus discovered America fever.

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

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

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

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

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

Drought (sucho) - Drought destroyed the crops.


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

Illegible (nečitateľný) - Your handwriting is illegible.

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

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

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

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


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

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

Fair (fér) - She is a fair girl.

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

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

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

Flower (kvetina) - Everybody likes flower.

Flour (múka) - Bread is made with flour.

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

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

Fast (rýchly) - The horse runs fast.

First (najprv) - Faridul is the first boy.

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

Flesh (mäso) - Tigers are flesh eating animals.


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

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


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

Listen (počúvať) - Listen to what i say.

Human (človek) - To err is human.

Humane (humánne) - He is humane by nature.

Hard (usilovne) - He works hard.

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

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

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

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

Honourable (čestný) - Khaled is an honourable man.

Historic (historický) - This is a historic Place.

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


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

Industrial (priemyselný) - Tejgaon is an industrial area.


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

Zealous () - Munir is a zealous worker.


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

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

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

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

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

Live (žiť) - We live in the village.

Lovable (roztomilý) - The child is very lovable.

Lovely (pôvabný) - Her appearance is very lovely.

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

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


Meat (mäso) - We get meat from cow.

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

Main (Hlavná) - Rice is our main crops.

Mane (hriva) - The lioness has no mane.

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

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



Official (úradné) - It is an official matter.

Officious (všetečný) - He is officious by nature.

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

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


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

Pen (pero) - Pen is mighter than sword.

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

Pet (domáce zviera) - The cat is a pet animal.

Peace (mier) - We want peace.

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

Paper (papier) - We write on paper.

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

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

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

Populous (lidnatý) - Dhaka is a populous city.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Personnel () - He is an army personnel.

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

Physique (stavba tela) - He has a good physique.

Pity (škoda) - Have pity for the poor.

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

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

Practise () - He practises swimming everyday.

Pray (modliť sa) - We should pray to allah.

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


Quiet (tichý) - He is a quiet boy.

Quite (celkom) - I am quite happy today.


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

Refuse (odmietnuť) - He refused to hear me.

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

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

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

Roll (rožok) - What is your roll number?



Seat (sedlo) - Please have your seat.

Sit (sedieť) - Please sit down.

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

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

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

Sweet (sladký) - These mangoes are very sweet.

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

Sell (predávať) - He is selling his products.

Soul (duše) - The soul never dies.

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

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

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

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

Storey () - It is a multi storeyied building.

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

Sometimes (niekedy) - He sometimes come here.

Stationary (stacionárne) - The sun is stationary.

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

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

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

Social (sociálna) - Man is a social animal.

Sociable (spoločenský) - He ia a sociable man.


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

Tell (oznámiť) - Please tell us a story.

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

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

Taste (príchuť) - Honey tastes sweet.



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

Urbane (uhladený) - His urbane manners pleased us.


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

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


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

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

Weak (slabý) - He is very weak.

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

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

Wear (nosenie) - He always wear hat.

Wire (drôt) - This is an electric wire.

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