commonly confused words
Commonly Confused Words

A

Accept (prihvatiti) - I gladly accepted her invitation.

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


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

Excess (višak) - Excess of everything is bad.


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

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

Confess (priznati) - You must confess your fault.


Addicted (ovisan) - Mukul is addicted to drinking.

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


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

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


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

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


B

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

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


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

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


Bat (šišmiš) - Bats do not lay eggs.

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


Beat (pobijediti) - They will beat the thief.

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


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

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


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

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

C

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

Calender (mašina za glačanje) - Every washerman has a calender.


Check (ček) - Check your temper.

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


Cite (citirati) - Cite an example.

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


Clean (čist) - The room is clean.

Clear (čisto) - The water is clear.


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

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


Coma (koma) - My wife in a coma.

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


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

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

D

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


Die (umrijeti) - He died of fever.

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


Discover (otkriti) - Columbus discovered America fever.

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


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

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


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

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

Drought (suša) - Drought destroyed the crops.

E

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

Illegible (nečitak) - Your handwriting is illegible.


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

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


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

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

F

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

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


Fair (pravedan) - She is a fair girl.

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


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

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


Flower (cvijet) - Everybody likes flower.

Flour (brašno) - Bread is made with flour.


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

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


Fast (brzo) - The horse runs fast.

First (prvi) - Faridul is the first boy.


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

Flesh (meso) - Tigers are flesh eating animals.

G

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

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

H

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

Listen (slušati) - Listen to what i say.


Human (ljudski) - To err is human.

Humane (human) - He is humane by nature.


Hard (teško) - He works hard.

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


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

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


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

Honourable (častan) - Khaled is an honourable man.


Historic (povijesni) - This is a historic Place.

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

I

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

Industrial (industrijski) - Tejgaon is an industrial area.

J

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

Zealous () - Munir is a zealous worker.

L

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

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


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

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


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

Live (uživo) - We live in the village.


Lovable (simpatičan) - The child is very lovable.

Lovely (lijep) - Her appearance is very lovely.


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

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

M

Meat (meso) - We get meat from cow.

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


Main (glavni) - Rice is our main crops.

Mane (griva) - The lioness has no mane.


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

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

 

O

Official (službeno) - It is an official matter.

Officious (poluzvaničan) - He is officious by nature.


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

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

P

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

Pen (pero) - Pen is mighter than sword.


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

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


Peace (mir) - We want peace.

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


Paper (papir) - We write on paper.

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


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

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


Populous (naseljen) - Dhaka is a populous city.

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


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

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


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

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


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

Personnel () - He is an army personnel.


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

Physique (stas) - He has a good physique.


Pity (šteta) - Have pity for the poor.

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


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

Practise () - He practises swimming everyday.


Pray (moliti) - We should pray to allah.

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

Q

Quiet (miran) - He is a quiet boy.

Quite (dosta) - I am quite happy today.

R

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

Refuse (odbiti) - He refused to hear me.


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

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


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

Roll (svitak) - What is your roll number?

 

S

Seat (sjedalo) - Please have your seat.

Sit (sjediti) - Please sit down.


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

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


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

Sweet (slatko) - These mangoes are very sweet.


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

Sell (prodavati) - He is selling his products.


Soul (duša) - The soul never dies.

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


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

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


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

Storey () - It is a multi storeyied building.


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

Sometimes (ponekad) - He sometimes come here.


Stationary (stacionaran) - The sun is stationary.

Stationery (pribor za pisanje) - I am going to a stationery shop to buy a pencil.


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

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


Social (socijalni) - Man is a social animal.

Sociable (društven) - He ia a sociable man.

T

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

Tell (reći) - Please tell us a story.

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


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

Taste (ukus) - Honey tastes sweet.

 

U

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

Urbane (učtiv) - His urbane manners pleased us.

V

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

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



W

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

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


Weak (slab) - He is very weak.

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

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


Wear (nositi) - He always wear hat.

Wire (žica) - This is an electric wire.

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