commonly confused words
Commonly Confused Words


Accept (ទទួលយក) - I gladly accepted her invitation.

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

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

Excess (លើស) - Excess of everything is bad.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Confess (សារភាព) - You must confess your fault.

Addicted (ញៀន) - Mukul is addicted to drinking.

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Bat (ក្រុមហ៊ុនថ្នាំជក់ bAT) - Bats do not lay eggs.

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

Beat (ផ្តួល) - They will beat the thief.

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

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

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

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

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


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

Calender (ប្រតិទិន) - Every washerman has a calender.

Check (ពិនិត្យមើល) - Check your temper.

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

Cite (ដកស្រង់) - Cite an example.

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

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

Coarse (ើ) - She can not eat coarse rice.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Clean (បានជាស្អាតបរិសុទ្ធ) - The room is clean.

Clear (ច្បាស់ណាស់) - The water is clear.

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

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

Coma (សន្លប់) - My wife in a coma.

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Die (ស្លាប់) - He died of fever.

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

Discover (រកឃើញ) - Columbus discovered America fever.

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

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

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

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

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

Drought (គ្រោះរាំងស្ងួត) - Drought destroyed the crops.


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

Illegible (មិនត្រឹមត្រូវ) - Your handwriting is illegible.

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

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

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

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


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

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

Fair (ពិព័រណ៍) - She is a fair girl.

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

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

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

Flower (ផ្កា) - Everybody likes flower.

Flour (ម្សៅ) - Bread is made with flour.

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

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

Fast (ដែលមានល្បឿនលឿន) - The horse runs fast.

First (ដំបូង) - Faridul is the first boy.

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

Flesh (សាច់) - Tigers are flesh eating animals.


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

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


Hear (ឮ) - I can not hear your voice.

Listen (ស្តាប់) - Listen to what i say.

Human (មនុស្ស) - To err is human.

Humane (មនុស) - He is humane by nature.

Hard (ការលំបាក) - He works hard.

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

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

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

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

Honourable (កិត្តិយស) - Khaled is an honourable man.

Historic (ប្រវត្តិសាស្រ្ត) - This is a historic Place.

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


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

Industrial (ឧស្សាហកម្ម) - Tejgaon is an industrial area.


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

Zealous () - Munir is a zealous worker.


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

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

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

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

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

Live (រស់នៅ) - We live in the village.

Lovable (គួរឱ្យស្រឡាញ់) - The child is very lovable.

Lovely (គួរឱ្យស្រឡាញ់) - Her appearance is very lovely.

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

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


Meat (សាច់) - We get meat from cow.

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

Main (សំខាន់) - Rice is our main crops.

Mane (mane) - The lioness has no mane.

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

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



Official (មន្ត្រី) - It is an official matter.

Officious (ក្រុមមន្រ្តី) - He is officious by nature.

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

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


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

Pen (ប៊ិច) - Pen is mighter than sword.

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

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

Peace (សន្តិភាព) - We want peace.

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

Paper (ក្រដាស) - We write on paper.

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

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

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

Populous (មានប្រជាជន) - Dhaka is a populous city.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Personnel () - He is an army personnel.

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

Physique (physique) - He has a good physique.

Pity (អាណិត) - Have pity for the poor.

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

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

Practise () - He practises swimming everyday.

Pray (អធិស្ឋាន) - We should pray to allah.

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


Quiet (ស្ងាត់) - He is a quiet boy.

Quite (ជាការពិត) - I am quite happy today.


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

Refuse (បដិសេធមិន) - He refused to hear me.

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

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

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

Roll (រមៀល) - What is your roll number?



Seat (កៅអី) - Please have your seat.

Sit (អង្គុយ) - Please sit down.

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

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

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

Sweet (ផ្អែម) - These mangoes are very sweet.

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

Sell (លក់) - He is selling his products.

Soul (ព្រលឹង) - The soul never dies.

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

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

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

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

Storey () - It is a multi storeyied building.

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

Sometimes (ពេលខ្លះ) - He sometimes come here.

Stationary (ស្ថានី) - The sun is stationary.

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

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

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

Social (សង្គម) - Man is a social animal.

Sociable (សេវនៈ) - He ia a sociable man.


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

Tell (ប្រាប់) - Please tell us a story.

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

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

Taste (រសជាតិ) - Honey tastes sweet.



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

Urbane (លោកអ៊ើ) - His urbane manners pleased us.


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

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


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

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

Weak (ការចុះខ្សោយ) - He is very weak.

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

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

Wear (ពាក់) - He always wear hat.

Wire (ខ្សែ) - This is an electric wire.

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