commonly confused words
Commonly Confused Words


Accept (ยอมรับ) - I gladly accepted her invitation.

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

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

Excess (ส่วนเกิน) - Excess of everything is bad.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Confess (สารภาพ) - You must confess your fault.

Addicted (ติดยาเสพติด) - Mukul is addicted to drinking.

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Bat (ค้างคาว) - Bats do not lay eggs.

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

Beat (ตี) - They will beat the thief.

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

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

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

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

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


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

Calender (เครื่องรีดผ้า) - Every washerman has a calender.

Check (ตรวจสอบ) - Check your temper.

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

Cite (อ้างอิง) - Cite an example.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Clean (สะอาด) - The room is clean.

Clear (ชัดเจน) - The water is clear.

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

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

Coma (อาการโคม่า) - My wife in a coma.

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Die (ตาย) - He died of fever.

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

Discover (ค้นพบ) - Columbus discovered America fever.

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

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

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

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

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

Drought (ภัยแล้ง) - Drought destroyed the crops.


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

Illegible (อ่านไม่ออก) - Your handwriting is illegible.

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

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

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

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


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

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

Fair (ธรรม) - She is a fair girl.

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

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

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

Flower (ดอกไม้) - Everybody likes flower.

Flour (แป้ง) - Bread is made with flour.

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

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

Fast (รวดเร็ว) - The horse runs fast.

First (เป็นครั้งแรก) - Faridul is the first boy.

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

Flesh (เนื้อ) - Tigers are flesh eating animals.


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

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


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

Listen (ฟัง) - Listen to what i say.

Human (เป็นมนุษย์) - To err is human.

Humane (มีมนุษยธรรม) - He is humane by nature.

Hard (ยาก) - He works hard.

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

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

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

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

Honourable (ตรงไปตรงมา) - Khaled is an honourable man.

Historic (ประวัติศาสตร์) - This is a historic Place.

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


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

Industrial (ด้านอุตสาหกรรม) - Tejgaon is an industrial area.


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

Zealous () - Munir is a zealous worker.


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

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

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

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

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

Live (มีชีวิต) - We live in the village.

Lovable (น่ารัก) - The child is very lovable.

Lovely (น่ารัก) - Her appearance is very lovely.

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

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


Meat (เนื้อ) - We get meat from cow.

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

Main (หลัก) - Rice is our main crops.

Mane (สร้อย) - The lioness has no mane.

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

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



Official (เป็นทางการ) - It is an official matter.

Officious (เจ้ากี้เจ้าการ) - He is officious by nature.

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

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


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

Pen (ปากกา) - Pen is mighter than sword.

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

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

Peace (ความสงบ) - We want peace.

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

Paper (กระดาษ) - We write on paper.

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

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

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

Populous (มีประชากรหนาแน่น) - Dhaka is a populous city.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Personnel () - He is an army personnel.

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

Physique (ร่างกาย) - He has a good physique.

Pity (สงสาร) - Have pity for the poor.

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

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

Practise () - He practises swimming everyday.

Pray (อธิษฐาน) - We should pray to allah.

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


Quiet (เงียบ) - He is a quiet boy.

Quite (ทีเดียว) - I am quite happy today.


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

Refuse (ปฏิเสธ) - He refused to hear me.

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

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

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

Roll (ม้วน) - What is your roll number?



Seat (ที่นั่ง) - Please have your seat.

Sit (นั่ง) - Please sit down.

See (ดู) - I see a bird in the nest.

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

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

Sweet (หวาน) - These mangoes are very sweet.

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

Sell (ขาย) - He is selling his products.

Soul (จิตวิญญาณ) - The soul never dies.

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

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

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

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

Storey () - It is a multi storeyied building.

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

Sometimes (บางครั้ง) - He sometimes come here.

Stationary (เครื่องเขียน) - The sun is stationary.

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

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

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

Social (สังคม) - Man is a social animal.

Sociable (เป็นกันเอง) - He ia a sociable man.


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

Tell (บอก) - Please tell us a story.

Tail (หาง) - A tiger has a long tail.

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

Taste (ลิ้มรส) - Honey tastes sweet.



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

Urbane (อ่อนโยน) - His urbane manners pleased us.


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

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


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

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

Weak (อ่อนแอ) - He is very weak.

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

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

Wear (สวมใส่) - He always wear hat.

Wire (ลวด) - This is an electric wire.

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