commonly confused words
Commonly Confused Words


Accept (accettare) - I gladly accepted her invitation.

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

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

Excess (eccesso) - Excess of everything is bad.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Confess (confessare) - You must confess your fault.

Addicted (dipendente) - Mukul is addicted to drinking.

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Bat (pipistrello) - Bats do not lay eggs.

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

Beat (battere) - They will beat the thief.

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

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

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

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

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


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

Calender (calandra) - Every washerman has a calender.

Check (dai un'occhiata) - Check your temper.

Cheque (dai un'occhiata) - I gave him a cheque of TK. 500.

Cite (citare) - Cite an example.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Clean (pulito) - The room is clean.

Clear (chiaro) - The water is clear.

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

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

Coma (coma) - My wife in a coma.

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Die (morire) - He died of fever.

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

Discover (scoprire) - Columbus discovered America fever.

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

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

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

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

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

Drought (siccità) - Drought destroyed the crops.


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

Illegible (illeggibile) - Your handwriting is illegible.

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

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

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

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


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

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

Fair (giusto) - She is a fair girl.

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

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

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

Flower (fiore) - Everybody likes flower.

Flour (Farina) - Bread is made with flour.

Farther (più lontano) - They will go farther than expected.

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

Fast (veloce) - The horse runs fast.

First (primo) - Faridul is the first boy.

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

Flesh (carne) - Tigers are flesh eating animals.


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

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


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

Listen (ascolta) - Listen to what i say.

Human (umano) - To err is human.

Humane (umano) - He is humane by nature.

Hard (difficile) - He works hard.

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

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

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

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

Honourable (onorevole) - Khaled is an honourable man.

Historic (storico) - This is a historic Place.

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


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

Industrial (industriale) - Tejgaon is an industrial area.


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

Zealous () - Munir is a zealous worker.


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

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

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

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

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

Live (vivere) - We live in the village.

Lovable (amabile) - The child is very lovable.

Lovely (bello) - Her appearance is very lovely.

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

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


Meat (carne) - We get meat from cow.

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

Main (principale) - Rice is our main crops.

Mane (criniera) - The lioness has no mane.

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

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



Official (ufficiale) - It is an official matter.

Officious (ufficioso) - He is officious by nature.

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

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


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

Pen (penna) - Pen is mighter than sword.

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

Pet (animale domestico) - The cat is a pet animal.

Peace (pace) - We want peace.

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

Paper (carta) - We write on paper.

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

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

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

Populous (popoloso) - Dhaka is a populous city.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Personnel () - He is an army personnel.

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

Physique (costituzione fisica) - He has a good physique.

Pity (pietà) - Have pity for the poor.

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

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

Practise () - He practises swimming everyday.

Pray (pregare) - We should pray to allah.

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


Quiet (silenzioso) - He is a quiet boy.

Quite (abbastanza) - I am quite happy today.


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

Refuse (rifiuto) - He refused to hear me.

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

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

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

Roll (rotolo) - What is your roll number?



Seat (posto a sedere) - Please have your seat.

Sit (sedersi) - Please sit down.

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

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

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

Sweet (dolce) - These mangoes are very sweet.

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

Sell (vendere) - He is selling his products.

Soul (anima) - The soul never dies.

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

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

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

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

Storey () - It is a multi storeyied building.

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

Sometimes (a volte) - He sometimes come here.

Stationary (stazionario) - The sun is stationary.

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

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

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

Social (sociale) - Man is a social animal.

Sociable (socievole) - He ia a sociable man.


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

Tell (raccontare) - Please tell us a story.

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

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

Taste (gusto) - Honey tastes sweet.



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

Urbane (cortese) - His urbane manners pleased us.


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

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


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

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

Weak (debole) - He is very weak.

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

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

Wear (indossare) - He always wear hat.

Wire (filo) - This is an electric wire.

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