commonly confused words
Commonly Confused Words


Accept (aksepterer) - I gladly accepted her invitation.

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

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

Excess (overflødig) - Excess of everything is bad.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Confess (tilstå) - You must confess your fault.

Addicted (avhengige) - Mukul is addicted to drinking.

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Bat (flaggermus) - Bats do not lay eggs.

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

Beat (slå) - They will beat the thief.

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

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

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

Beside (ved siden av) - His house is beside the field.

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


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

Calender (kalender) - Every washerman has a calender.

Check (kryss av) - Check your temper.

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

Cite (sitere) - Cite an example.

Site (nettstedet) - 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 (korps) - 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 (barnlig) - 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 (ren) - The room is clean.

Clear (klar) - The water is clear.

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

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

Coma (koma) - My wife in a coma.

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Die (dø) - He died of fever.

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

Discover (oppdage) - Columbus discovered America fever.

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

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

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

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

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

Drought (tørke) - Drought destroyed the crops.


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

Illegible (uleselige) - Your handwriting is illegible.

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

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

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

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


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

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

Fair (rettferdig) - She is a fair girl.

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

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

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

Flower (blomst) - Everybody likes flower.

Flour (mel) - Bread is made with flour.

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

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

Fast (fort) - The horse runs fast.

First (først) - Faridul is the first boy.

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

Flesh (kjøtt) - Tigers are flesh eating animals.


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

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


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

Listen (lytte) - Listen to what i say.

Human (menneskelig) - To err is human.

Humane (human) - He is humane by nature.

Hard (hard) - He works hard.

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

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

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

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

Honourable (hederlig) - 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 (industriell) - Industrious people never fail in life.

Industrial (industriell) - Tejgaon is an industrial area.


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

Zealous () - Munir is a zealous worker.


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

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

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

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

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

Live (bo) - We live in the village.

Lovable (elskelig) - The child is very lovable.

Lovely (herlig) - Her appearance is very lovely.

Lose (å tape) - They may lose the match today.

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


Meat (kjøtt) - We get meat from cow.

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

Main (hoved-) - Rice is our main crops.

Mane (mane) - The lioness has no mane.

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

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



Official (offisielt) - It is an official matter.

Officious (officious) - He is officious by nature.

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

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


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

Pen (penn) - Pen is mighter than sword.

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

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

Peace (fred) - We want peace.

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

Paper (papir) - We write on paper.

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

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

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

Populous (folkerike) - Dhaka is a populous city.

Popular (populær) - 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 (patrulje) - 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 (fysikk) - Nature is a better physic than any other medicine.

Physique (fysikk) - He has a good physique.

Pity (medlidenhet) - Have pity for the poor.

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

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

Practise () - He practises swimming everyday.

Pray (be) - We should pray to allah.

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


Quiet (stille) - He is a quiet boy.

Quite (ganske) - I am quite happy today.


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

Refuse (nekte) - He refused to hear me.

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

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

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

Roll (rull) - What is your roll number?



Seat (sete) - Please have your seat.

Sit (sitte) - Please sit down.

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

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

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

Sweet (søt) - These mangoes are very sweet.

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

Sell (selge) - He is selling his products.

Soul (sjel) - The soul never dies.

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

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

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

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

Storey () - It is a multi storeyied building.

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

Sometimes (noen ganger) - He sometimes come here.

Stationary (stasjonær) - The sun is stationary.

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

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

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

Social (sosial) - Man is a social animal.

Sociable (sosial) - He ia a sociable man.


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

Tell (fortelle) - Please tell us a story.

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

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

Taste (smak) - Honey tastes sweet.



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

Urbane (urbane) - His urbane manners pleased us.


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

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


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

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

Weak (svak) - He is very weak.

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

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

Wear (ha på) - He always wear hat.

Wire (metalltråd) - This is an electric wire.

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