List of Words Misused in English ... Continued
18. Beneficial (Useful) : Exercise is beneficial for health.
Beneficent (well-wisher) : People chose a beneficent king to rule over them.
19. Bear (endure) : He could not bear such a heavy loss in his business.
Bare (not covered) : Do not go out in the sun with your head bare.
20. Bale (bundle) : He stole two bales of cotton.
Bail (security) : He was set free on bail.
21. Berth (a place to sleep) : I got reserved two berths in the train.
Birth (to bear ) : She did not know the place of her birth.
22. Bridal (relating to marriage) : She wore her bridal ring.
Bridle (rope to control an animal) : The rider took the bridle of the horse in his hand.
23. Beat (to give beating ) : Do not beat the poor animal.
Beet (a vegetable) : Beet is a vegetable and is used as food.
24. Brake (to stop a vehicle) : He applied brakes to stop the car.
Break (split into pieces) : The boy could not break the log of wood.
25. Beside (on the side ,near) : She sat beside her husband.
Besides (In addition to) : Besides students their parents also attended the meeting.
26. Cite ( to refer) : He cited several references from the original text.
Site ( a place ) : The boss selected a new site for the office building.
Sight (view) : The site presented a horrible sight.
27. Confident (sure) : He is confident of his selection.
Confidant (a person of trust) : He is a great confidant of his boss.
28. Cast (to shed) : Cast off your old clothes.
Caste ( social group ) : He is a Brahman by caste.
29. Childish ( Immature & Irresponsible ) : Nobody likes his childish habits.
Child-like ( Innocent) : I like his childlike simplicity.
30. Canvas ( a material ) : He is carrying a canvas bag.
Canvass ( campaign for votes etc.) : During last elections, we all canvassed in his favour.
31.Council ( committee) : The Privy council is in session today.
Counsel ( Advice ) : He did not accept my counsel.
32.Complement ( to go together) : some verbs require a complement to complete sense.
Compliment ( To pay respects ) : Please pay my compliments to your father.
33.Course ( syllabus, route ) : The students have finished their course.
Coarse ( uncouth ) : His dress is made of coarse cloth.
34.Cloth ( UnStitched cloth ) : His father deals in cloth.
Clothes ( Stitched clothes ) : The child’s clothes are very dirty.
35.Conscious ( To be aware of ) : He is conscious of his weaknesses.
Conscientious ( Honest ) : He is a conscientious worker.
36.Credible ( believable ) : His version is not credible.
Creditable ( Praiseworthy ) : His son has made a creditable achievement.