1. Born (to take birth): My wife was born in 1960.

Borne (supported): He is suffering from water borne disease.

2. Bad (not good): He is a bad man.

Bed (sleeping place): I go to bed at 11pm.

3. By (assistance): A snake was killed by Raju with a stick.

Buy (purchase): I want to buy a car.

4. Beet (a vegetable): I prefer mango to beet.

Beat (to thrash): It is wrong to beat the students with a stick.

5. Borrow (to take loan): I have borrowed some money from Bank.

Burrow (a hole in earth): A mouse lives in this burrow.

6. Cell (a small cottage): There are more than twenty cells in that prison.

Sell (verb-to dispose off): He sells fruits and vegetables.
Sale (noun-act of selling): I have purchased this dress from that shop on discount sale.

7. Beach (shore): Many people like to walk along the sea beach.

Beech (a kind of tree): There are many Beech trees near the railway station.

8. Brake (lever): I am going to get the brake wire changed.

Break (to make a part): Can you break this stick with your hans?

9. Bow (bend): Let us bow to our mother land India.

Bough (a branch of tree): Many birds are sitting on the bough of the tree.

10. Bridal (pertaining to marriage): She is looking beautiful in her bridal dress.

Bridle (reins): It is not easy to bridle a vicious horse.

Word Often Confused (A – A)

1. Allusions (indirect reference): The poem is full of allusions.

Illusion (a deceptive show).

Indian mythology regards the material world as an illusion.

2. Apposite (Proper): His arguments were not apposite to the subject.

Opposite (contrary, in front of): His house is opposite to the college.

3. Assent (agreement): He gave his assent to the new proposal.

Ascent (going up): He pushed the button and the elevator began its slow ascent.

4. Arc (part of circle): If a straight line is drawn in a circle it will divide it into two arcs.

Ark (covered floating vessel): He crossed the Black Sea with his family in an ark.

5. Aloud (high volume ): I can’t hear you well, please speak aloud.

Allowed (permitted): He was allowed to enter.

6. Angle (an angle of degree): This is a ninety degree angle.

Angel (a divine messenger): Angels reside in heaven while men reside on earth.

7. Advice (noun): I need your expert advice in this matter.

Advise (verb): Please advise me in this matter.

8. Amiable (lovable): She is not only a beautiful but also an amiable girl.

Amicable (friendly): Finally the came to an amicable settlement.

9. Ail (to be ill): What ails the Industry is to be sorted out.

Ale (a drink): He has gone to the ale-house.

10. All together (in a body): Let us move there all together.

Altogether (completely): It seems altogether impossible to cross the river in night.

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