commonly confused words
Commonly Confused Words

A

Accept (පිළිගැනීමට) - I gladly accepted her invitation.

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


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

Excess (අතිරික්ත) - Excess of everything is bad.


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

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

Confess (පාපොච්චාරණය) - You must confess your fault.


Addicted (ඇබ්බැහි) - Mukul is addicted to drinking.

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


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

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


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

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


B

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

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


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

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


Bat (වවුලා) - Bats do not lay eggs.

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


Beat (ගුටි) - They will beat the thief.

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


Berth (මහ තරගයට සුදුසුකම්) - Poor people can not reserve a berth in the train.

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


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

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

C

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

Calender (භක්තිකයන්) - Every washerman has a calender.


Check (චෙක් පත) - Check your temper.

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


Cite (දක්වති) - Cite an example.

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

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


Coarse (රළු,) - She can not eat coarse rice.

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


Clean (පිරිසිදු) - The room is clean.

Clear (පැහැදිලිව) - The water is clear.


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

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


Coma (කෝමා) - My wife in a coma.

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


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

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

D

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


Die (මිය) - He died of fever.

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


Discover (සොයා ගැනීම) - Columbus discovered America fever.

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


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

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


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

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

Drought (නියඟය) - Drought destroyed the crops.

E

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

Illegible (අපැහැදිලි) - Your handwriting is illegible.


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

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


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

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

F

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

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


Fair (සාධාරණ) - She is a fair girl.

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


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

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


Flower (මල) - Everybody likes flower.

Flour (පිටි) - Bread is made with flour.


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

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


Fast (ඉක්මනින්) - The horse runs fast.

First (පලමු) - Faridul is the first boy.


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

Flesh (මස්) - Tigers are flesh eating animals.

G

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

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

H

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

Listen (සවන්) - Listen to what i say.


Human (මිනිස්) - To err is human.

Humane (මානව හිතවාදී) - He is humane by nature.


Hard (වෙහෙස මහන්සි වී) - He works hard.

Herd (අලි රංචුවකට වුවද) - A herd of sheep is grazing in the field.


Hail (හිම කැට) - The captain was hailed by all.

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


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

Honourable (ගෞරවනීය) - Khaled is an honourable man.


Historic (ඓතිහාසික) - This is a historic Place.

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

I

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

Industrial (කර්මාන්ත) - Tejgaon is an industrial area.

J

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

Zealous () - Munir is a zealous worker.

L

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

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


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

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


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

Live (සජීවි) - We live in the village.


Lovable (ආදරණීය) - The child is very lovable.

Lovely (සුන්දර) - Her appearance is very lovely.


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

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

M

Meat (මස්) - We get meat from cow.

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


Main (ප්රධාන) - Rice is our main crops.

Mane (කමාව) - The lioness has no mane.


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

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

 

O

Official (නිල) - It is an official matter.

Officious (officious) - He is officious by nature.


Ordinance (ආඥා පනත) - A new ordinance has been promulgated.

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

P

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

Pen (පෑන) - Pen is mighter than sword.


Pat (බදු ගෙවීමෙන් පසු ලාභය) - The teacher is patting the child on the shoulder.

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


Peace (සාම) - We want peace.

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


Paper (කඩදාසි) - We write on paper.

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


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

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


Populous (ජනාකීර්න) - Dhaka is a populous city.

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


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

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


Patrol (මුර සංචාරයේ යෙදී) - The policeman are patrolling the city streets.

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


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

Personnel () - He is an army personnel.


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

Physique (තමන්ගේ පෞරුෂත්වයට) - He has a good physique.


Pity (අනුකම්පා) - Have pity for the poor.

Piety (භක්තිය,) - He is respected for his piety.


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

Practise () - He practises swimming everyday.


Pray (යාච්ඤා) - We should pray to allah.

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

Q

Quiet (නිහඬව) - He is a quiet boy.

Quite (තරමක්) - I am quite happy today.

R

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

Refuse (කසල) - He refused to hear me.


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

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


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

Roll (රෝල්) - What is your roll number?

 

S

Seat (ආසන) - Please have your seat.

Sit (වාඩි) - Please sit down.


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

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


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

Sweet (මිහිරි) - These mangoes are very sweet.


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

Sell (අලෙවි) - He is selling his products.


Soul (ආත්මය) - The soul never dies.

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


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

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


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

Storey () - It is a multi storeyied building.


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

Sometimes (සමහර විට) - He sometimes come here.


Stationary (ලිපි ද්රව්ය) - The sun is stationary.

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


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

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


Social (සමාජ) - Man is a social animal.

Sociable (සමාජශීලී) - He ia a sociable man.

T

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

Tell (කියන්න) - Please tell us a story.

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


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

Taste (රස) - Honey tastes sweet.

 

U

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

Urbane (urbane) - His urbane manners pleased us.

V

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

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



W

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

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


Weak (දුර්වල) - He is very weak.

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

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


Wear (ඇඳීමට) - He always wear hat.

Wire (කම්බි) - This is an electric wire.

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