commonly confused words
Commonly Confused Words


Accept (akceptēt) - I gladly accepted her invitation.

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

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

Excess (pārpalikums) - Excess of everything is bad.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Confess (atzīties) - You must confess your fault.

Addicted (atkarīgs) - Mukul is addicted to drinking.

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Bat (nūja) - Bats do not lay eggs.

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

Beat (pārspēt) - They will beat the thief.

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

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

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

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

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


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

Calender (kalandrs) - Every washerman has a calender.

Check (pārbaude) - Check your temper.

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

Cite (citēt) - Cite an example.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Clean (tīrs) - The room is clean.

Clear (skaidrs) - The water is clear.

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

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

Coma (koma) - My wife in a coma.

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Die (nomirt) - He died of fever.

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

Discover (atklāt) - Columbus discovered America fever.

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

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

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

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

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

Drought (sausums) - Drought destroyed the crops.


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

Illegible (nesalasāms) - Your handwriting is illegible.

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

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

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

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


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

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

Fair (godīgi) - She is a fair girl.

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

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

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

Flower (zieds) - Everybody likes flower.

Flour (milti) - Bread is made with flour.

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

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

Fast (ātrs) - The horse runs fast.

First (pirmais) - Faridul is the first boy.

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

Flesh (miesa) - Tigers are flesh eating animals.


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

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


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

Listen (klausīties) - Listen to what i say.

Human (cilvēka) - To err is human.

Humane (humāns) - He is humane by nature.

Hard (grūti) - He works hard.

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

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

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

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

Honourable (goda) - Khaled is an honourable man.

Historic (vēsturisks) - This is a historic Place.

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


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

Industrial (rūpniecības) - Tejgaon is an industrial area.


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

Zealous () - Munir is a zealous worker.


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

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

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

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

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

Live (dzīvot) - We live in the village.

Lovable (pievilcīgs) - The child is very lovable.

Lovely (jauks) - Her appearance is very lovely.

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

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


Meat (gaļa) - We get meat from cow.

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

Main (galvenais) - Rice is our main crops.

Mane (krēpes) - The lioness has no mane.

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

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



Official (amatpersona) - It is an official matter.

Officious (uzmācīgs) - He is officious by nature.

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

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


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

Pen (pildspalva) - Pen is mighter than sword.

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

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

Peace (miers) - We want peace.

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

Paper (papīrs) - We write on paper.

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

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

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

Populous (apdzīvotā) - Dhaka is a populous city.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Personnel () - He is an army personnel.

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

Physique (ķermeņa uzbūve) - He has a good physique.

Pity (žēlums) - Have pity for the poor.

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

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

Practise () - He practises swimming everyday.

Pray (skaitīt lūgšanas) - We should pray to allah.

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


Quiet (kluss) - He is a quiet boy.

Quite (diezgan) - I am quite happy today.


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

Refuse (atteikties) - He refused to hear me.

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

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

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

Roll (rullis) - What is your roll number?



Seat (sēdeklis) - Please have your seat.

Sit (sēdēt) - Please sit down.

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

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

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

Sweet (salds) - These mangoes are very sweet.

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

Sell (pārdot) - He is selling his products.

Soul (dvēsele) - The soul never dies.

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

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

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

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

Storey () - It is a multi storeyied building.

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

Sometimes (dažreiz) - He sometimes come here.

Stationary (stacionārs) - The sun is stationary.

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

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

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

Social (sociāls) - Man is a social animal.

Sociable (sociāls) - He ia a sociable man.


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

Tell (pateikt) - Please tell us a story.

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

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

Taste (garša) - Honey tastes sweet.



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

Urbane (smalks) - His urbane manners pleased us.


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

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


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

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

Weak (vājš) - He is very weak.

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

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

Wear (valkāt) - He always wear hat.

Wire (stieple) - This is an electric wire.

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