commonly confused words
Commonly Confused Words

A

Accept (Acceptez) - I gladly accepted her invitation.

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


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

Excess (excès) - Excess of everything is bad.


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

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

Confess (avouer) - You must confess your fault.


Addicted (intoxiqué) - Mukul is addicted to drinking.

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


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

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


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

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


B

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

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


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

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


Bat (chauve souris) - Bats do not lay eggs.

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


Beat (battre) - They will beat the thief.

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


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

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


Beside (à côté de) - His house is beside the field.

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

C

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

Calender (calandre) - Every washerman has a calender.


Check (vérifier) - Check your temper.

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


Cite (citer) - Cite an example.

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


Clean (nettoyer) - The room is clean.

Clear (clair) - The water is clear.


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

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


Coma (coma) - My wife in a coma.

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


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

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

D

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


Die (mourir) - He died of fever.

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


Discover (découvrir) - Columbus discovered America fever.

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


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

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


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

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

Drought (sécheresse) - Drought destroyed the crops.

E

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

Illegible (illisible) - Your handwriting is illegible.


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

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


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

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

F

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

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


Fair (juste) - She is a fair girl.

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


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

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


Flower (fleur) - Everybody likes flower.

Flour (farine) - Bread is made with flour.


Farther (plus loin) - They will go farther than expected.

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


Fast (vite) - The horse runs fast.

First (premier) - Faridul is the first boy.


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

Flesh (la chair) - Tigers are flesh eating animals.

G

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

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

H

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

Listen (écouter) - Listen to what i say.


Human (Humain) - To err is human.

Humane (humain) - He is humane by nature.


Hard (difficile) - He works hard.

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


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

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


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

Honourable (honorable) - Khaled is an honourable man.


Historic (historique) - This is a historic Place.

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

I

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

Industrial (industriel) - Tejgaon is an industrial area.

J

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

Zealous () - Munir is a zealous worker.

L

Later (plus tard) - He reached later than all others.

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


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

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


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

Live (vivre) - We live in the village.


Lovable (aimable) - The child is very lovable.

Lovely (charmant) - Her appearance is very lovely.


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

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

M

Meat (moi à) - We get meat from cow.

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


Main (principale) - Rice is our main crops.

Mane (crinière) - The lioness has no mane.


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

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

 

O

Official (officiel) - It is an official matter.

Officious (trop zélé) - He is officious by nature.


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

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

P

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

Pen (stylo) - Pen is mighter than sword.


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

Pet (animal de compagnie) - The cat is a pet animal.


Peace (paix) - We want peace.

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


Paper (papier) - We write on paper.

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


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

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


Populous (très peuplé) - Dhaka is a populous city.

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


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

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


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

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


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

Personnel () - He is an army personnel.


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

Physique (physique) - He has a good physique.


Pity (pitié) - Have pity for the poor.

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


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

Practise () - He practises swimming everyday.


Pray (prier) - We should pray to allah.

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

Q

Quiet (silencieux) - He is a quiet boy.

Quite (assez) - I am quite happy today.

R

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

Refuse (refuser) - He refused to hear me.


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

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


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

Roll (rouleau) - What is your roll number?

 

S

Seat (siège) - Please have your seat.

Sit (asseoir) - Please sit down.


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

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


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

Sweet (doux) - These mangoes are very sweet.


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

Sell (vendre) - He is selling his products.


Soul (âme) - The soul never dies.

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


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

Stuff (des trucs) - It is made of soft stuff.


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

Storey () - It is a multi storeyied building.


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

Sometimes (parfois) - He sometimes come here.


Stationary (Stationnaire) - The sun is stationary.

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


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

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


Social (social) - Man is a social animal.

Sociable (sociable) - He ia a sociable man.

T

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

Tell (dire) - Please tell us a story.

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


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

Taste (goût) - Honey tastes sweet.

 

U

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

Urbane (urbain) - His urbane manners pleased us.

V

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

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



W

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

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


Weak (faible) - He is very weak.

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

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


Wear (porter) - He always wear hat.

Wire (câble) - This is an electric wire.

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