Confused Words

Confused Words

Commonly Confused Words

“A”

1. Accede (??? ????) – Hiram Cheaply finally acceded to accepting the presidency of the company.
Exceed (?? ????) – The amount of alcohol in his blood exceeded the previous record.

2. Accept (??????? ????) – he accepted my request.
Except (?????) – all except Nisha were present.

3. Access (?????) – I have no access to the principal.
Excess (??????) – Excess of everything is bad.

4. Answer (?????) – She did not answer my question.
Reply (????? ??? ????) – reply to my letter soon.

5. Angel (???????) – Radhika saw an angel in his dream.
Angle (???) – draw an angle of 450 degree.

6. Accident (????????) – he was killed in a car accident.
Incident (????) – tell me an interesting incident of your life.

7. Affect (???????? ????) – hard work affected my health.
Effect (??????) – the medicines had no effect on me.


“B” 

1. Bad (????) –  Mohan is a bad boy.
Bed (??????) – she is lying in bed.

2. Bail (?????) – he was released on bail.
Bale (????) – I bought two bales of cotton.

3. Bridal (???? ??) – It is my bridal ring.
Bridle (????) – He bought a bridle for his horse.

4. Brake (?????) – my cycle has no brakes.
Break (??????) – Don’t break my doll.

5. Bear (????) – I saw a bear in the zoo.
Bare (????) – Don’t walk bare-footed.

6. Birth (????) – Today is my birth day.
    Berth (????) – I have got my berth reserved.

7. Buy (????) – I want to buy this book.
By (??????) – She goes to school by bus.

8. Beside (???) – Sit beside me.
Besides (?? ????????) – Money for money and interest besides.


 “C” 

1. Cattle (???) – The cattle are grazing in the field.
Kettle (?????) – Place the kettle on the stove.

2.Cost (????) – What is the cost of this book?
Cast (?????) – The hunter cast a net to catch the birds.
Caste (????) – I am Gupta by caste.

3. Cheque (???) – He gave me a cheque.
Check (???) – Check your answer.

4. Canvas (?????) – Tents are made of canvas.
Canvass (??? ??????) – They are canvassing for votes.

5. Custom (?????) – Child-marriage is a bad custom.
Habit (???) – Smoking is a bad habit.

6. Course (?????) – We have finished our course.
Coarse (?????????) – Khadder is a coarse cloth.


“D”

1. Die (????) – He died for his country.
Dye (???) – Dye my shirt red.

2. Dear (?????) – Bobby is dear to me.
Deer (????) – I saw many deer in the zoo.

3. Dairy (?????) – We buy milk from the mother dairy.
Diary (????????) – It is my school diary.

4. Discover (??? ???? ??) – Columbus discovered America.
Invent (???????? ????) – Edison invented gramophone.

5. Dose (??????) – Take one dose of medicine daily.
Doze (???? ????) -She was dozing in the class.

“E”

1. Eligible (?????) – He is eligible for this post.
Illegible (???????) – Your hand-writing is illegible.

“F”

1. Farmer (?????) – The farmer is ploughing the fields.
Former (????????) – Ram and Satish are two brothers. The former is my best friend.

2. Fair (????) – We went to see the fair.
Fare (??????) – I have paid the fare.

3. Feet (???) – I have two feet.
Feat (????) – The juggler showed many feats.

“G”

1. Gate (?????) – Shut the gate.
Gait (???) – She has a charming gait.

“H” 

1. Heal – The wound will soon heal up.
Heel (????) – I have a wound in my heel.

2. Here (????) – Sit here.
Hear – I cannot hear your voice.

3. Hole (???) – There was a hole in the wall.
Whole (????) – He read the whole novel.

4. Herd (????) – I saw a herd of cattle in the field.
Heard (????) – I have heard your story.

5. Hair (???) – Her hair is grey.
Hare (?????) – A hare runs very fast.

6. Heart (???) – Do not lose heart.
Hurt (???) – He was hurt in the accident.

“I”

1. Ice (?????) – Ice cools water.
Snow (??????) – Snow falls on mountain.

2. Idle (?????) – Do not sit idle.
Ideal (?????) – An Indian girl is an ideal wife.

3. Industrial (????????) – Ludhiana is an industrial town.
Industrious (??????) – Ajay is an industrious student.

“L” 

1. Last – This is the last book.
Latest (??????) – This is the latest news.

2. Letter (??????) – Post this letter.
Latter (?????) – Mohan and Sohan are two brothers. The latter is my fast friend.

3. Lesson (???) – I have learnt my lesson.
Lessen (??) – The injection will lessen your pain.

4. Lose (????) – Do not lose heart.
Loose (????) – She wears a loose shirt.

“M”

1. Marry (???? ????) – He married a beautiful girl.
Merry (???) – Let us make merry.

2. Meet (????) – Meet me at nine.
Meat (????) – She does not eat meat.

3. Mail (???) – It is a mail train.
Male (?????) – She has no male issue.

“N”

1. Not (?) – Do not sit here.
Knot (????) – Do up the knot.

2. Naughty (??????) – Mohan is a naughty boy.
Knotty (????) – It is a knotty problem.

3. Nice (?????) – Kavita is a nice girl.
Niece (?????) – She is my niece.

“O”

1. Our (?????) – Our books are on the table.
Hour (????) – An hour has sixty minutes.


“P”

1. Practice (??????) – Practice makes a man perfect.
Practise (?????? ????) – Practise these sums.

2. Principal (??????) – Shri K.G. Apan is our principal.
Principle (????????) – He is a man of principle.

3. Plan (?????) – He hit upon a plan.
Plane (?????) – The carpenter has planed the piece of wood.
Plain (?????) – The plains are hotter than the hills.

4. Pale (????) – She looks very pale.
Pail (??????) – The pail is full of water.

5. Popular (????????) – He is a popular teacher.
Populous (????? ????) – Delhi is a populous city.

6. Pray (????????? ????) – Pray to god.
Prey (?????) – The lion is a beast of prey.

7. Pain (????) – She was in severe pain.
Pane – She broke the window-pane.

8. Pair (????) – She bought a pair of shoes.
Pare (?????) – Pare your nails.

9. Peal (?????????) – This is the peal of church bells.
Peel (???) – Peel off the orange.

 “Q”

1. Quiet (???) – Keep quiet.
Quite (????) – I am quite well.

“R”

1. Rain (?????) – It is raining outside.
Reign (???) – Describe the reign of Ashoka.

2. Ring (??????) – I have lost my ring.
Wring (?????) – Wring out the towel.

3. Route (?????) – He has gone by a long route.
Root (???) – This tree has long roots.

4. Right (???) – Your answer is right.
Write (?????) – Write in ink.
Rite (???????) – The funeral rites are over.


“S”
1. Sale (??????) – This house is for sale.
Sail (???????? ????) – The ship set sail.

2. Steal (??????) – She will steal your pen.
Steel (?????) – The box is made of steel.

3. Suit (???) – The climate of this place does not suit me.
Suite – He has rented a suite of room.
Soot (?????) – The chimney is full of soot.

4. Story (?????) – She told me a story.
Storey (??????) – This house has two storeys.

5. Stationary (?????) – The sun is stationary.
    Stationery (????-???????) – My brother deals in stationery.

6. Sore (?????????) – His eyes are sore.
Soar (???? ????? ????) – The kites soar high in the air.
Sour (?????) – The grapes are sour.


“T”

1. Their (????) – They do their home-task everyday.
There (????) – She did not go there.

2. Tail (????) – The cow has a long tail.
Tale (?????) – Tell me an interesting tale.

3. Throne (???????) – We saw the pea-cock throne.
Thrown (??????) – I have thrown the ball.

4. Teem (?????) – This tank teems in fish.
Team (???) – Our team scored three goals.

“V”

1. Vale (????) – The vale of Kashmir is very beautiful.
Veil (????) – The bride raised her veil.

2. Vocation (???????) – Teaching is his vocation.
Vacation (??????) – The school has closed for summer vacation.

“W”

1. Weather (????) – The weather is very fine.
Whether – I do not know whether he will come or not.

2. Wine (????) – Wine is harmful to health.
Vine (???) – Grapes are hanging on vine.

3. Wander (?????) – Do not wander about.
Wonder (??????? ??) – I wondered at his progress.

“Y”

1. Yolk (?????) – The yolk of an egg is perfect food.
Yoke – I have a yoke of oxen.

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