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Words Often Confused HSEB/ NEB Old Questions


1. HSEB/ NEB 2076: Rewrite the following sentences choosing the correct word from the pairs given in brackets. [3]

· When will the new ( principle/principal) take his responsibility?

· Do not disturb, students are ( giving/taking) examination now.

· The proverb says, “ As you ( so/sow), so shall you reap”.

· The leader says, “ I am between the devil and the deep ( sea/see).

· ( Excess/access) of anything is harmful.

· It is good to buy milk products from a ( dairy/diary)


2. HSEB/ NEB 2076: Rewrite the following sentences choosing the correct word from the pairs given in brackets. [3]

· It is good to keep a record in ( dairy/ diary) for the future.

· Lets live in ( peace/ piece) and harmony and have a good relation among people.

· How long did students ( take/ give) examination?

· It is always good to be ( quiet/quite) when we are not asked.

· We must ( know/now) our history.

· ( Access/Excess) of anything is supposed to be harmful.


3. HSEB/ NEB 2076: Choose the correct words from the pair given in brackets. [2]

· She has …….. five children. ( born/borne)

· Cyanide is a ……. Poison. ( deadly/deathly)

· What is the ……… of putting acid on wood? ( affect/effect)

· Do not leave the bus until it is……….( stationary/stationery)


4. HSEB/ NEB 2076: Choose the correct words from the pair given in brackets. [2]

· His death had a serious……… on them. (affect/effect)

· She……….her dress. ( alters/ altars)

· Come and sit………me. ( beside/besides)

· We should read………..books. ( holy/holey)


5. HSEB/ NEB 2075: Rewrite the following sentences, filling in the gaps with the appropriate words from the bracket. [3]

· My doctor has a private ……….. ( practice/ practise)

· Don’t get off the bus until it is ……….. ( stationary/stationery)

· There were a few ………. sheet of papers on the table. ( loose/lose)

· She had some difficulty in understanding the………… of acceleration. ( principle/principal)

· He arranged to see her………… in the day. ( later/latter)

· Please …….. him if he needs it. ( advice/advise)


6. HSEB/ NEB 2075: Choose the correct words from the pair given in brackets. [2]

· As a student, your handwriting should not be ……….. ( legible/illegible)

· People love to give……….to others. ( advice/advise)

· Look the student are ………… their examination. ( taking/giving)

· When will the new constitution come into……….? ( effect/affect)


7. HSEB/ NEB 2075: Rewrite the following sentences, filling in the gaps with the appropriate words from the bracket. [2]

· We went to enjoy a ……… at the city hall last night. ( show/ so)

· Please …………. ( rise/raise) your hand before you speak.

· Our team scored a ……….. in the final match. ( goal/gaol)

· Students refuse to buy from the………….. though it sells at a reasonable price. (stationary/stationery)


8. HSEB/ NEB 2075: Select the correct options from the brackets. [3]

· Please………. your hands if you want something. ( rise/raise)

· Don’t get off the bus until it is ………. ( stationary/stationery)

· The judge sent him to……….. for five years. ( goal/ gaol)


9. HSEB/ NEB 2075: Rewrite the following sentences, filling in the gaps with the appropriate words from the bracket. [2]

· California is ……….. the midwest USA. ( to/in)

· I am sorry, but your handwriting is……….. ( eligible/illegible)

· We must be …….. of our country. ( proud/pride)

· Her ……….helped me to find a job. ( recommendation/accommodation)


10. HSEB/ NEB 2075: Complete the following sentences choosing the correct word from the pair given in brackets. [2]

· Our principal has sent us a letter of…………( congratulations/congratulation)

· I am going to………..a book from the library. ( borrow/lend)

· They ………..me and took away all my money. ( stole/robbed)

· The little boy hurt his leg ………did not cry. ( and / but)


11. HSEB/ NEB 2074: Rewrite the following sentences, filling in the gaps with the appropriate words from the bracket. [2]

· Don’t get off the bus until it is ………….( stationary/stationery)

· The ……of our college is very intelligent. ( principal/principle)

· I would strongly ………..you to use the dictionary. ( advise/advice)

· She is fond of……….( play/playing) football.

12. HSEB/ NEB 2074: Rewrite the following sentences choosing the correct word from the pairs given in brackets. [3]

· We prefer ( lose/ loose) clothes in summer season.

· When does the new law come into ( effect/ affect)?

· Human beings should be guided by their moral ( principal/principle).

· It is good to keep a record in ( dairy/diary) for our future remembrance.

· What did the doctor ( advise/advice) you when you visited him last time?

· Let’s all live in ( peace/piece) and harmony.


13. HSEB/ NEB 2074: Rewrite the following sentences choosing the correct word from the pairs given in brackets. [2]

· The death of his father had a terrible …………on him. ( affect/effect)

· Please go and buy an instrument box from the ……….store. (stationary/stationery)

· The judge sent him to…….for two years. ( gaol/goal)

· Butter, cheese, and milk are all ………products. ( dairy/diary)


14. HSEB/ NEB 2074: Rewrite the following sentences choosing the correct word from the pairs given in brackets. [2]

· Bhutan has a smaller population……….Nepal. ( than/then)

· He was sent to……….because he was accused of committing a crime. (goal/gaol)

· I would like to give you a piece of………….( advise/ advice)

· Don’t eat the stale food. It will……….your health. ( affect/ effect)


15. HSEB/ NEB 2073: Rewrite the following sentences choosing the correct word from the pairs given in brackets. [3]

· Do not get off the bus until it is ………………. ( stationary/ stationery)

· India lies………the east, south, and west of Nepal. ( to/in)

· I am sorry, but your handwriting is ………….. ( eligible/illegible)

· My shoes are torn, …………I need a new pair. ( however/therefore)

· Prices seem to ………….every year. ( rise/raise)

· He was………….in the earthquake last year. ( died/killed)


16. HSEB/ NEB 2073: Rewrite the following sentences choosing the correct word from the pairs given in brackets. [3]

· The ………of medicine on the patient remained for a long time. ( affect/effect)

· Ram didn’t ………his friends to join an outing with the other college students. (advice/advise)

· We ………him over our view. ( own/won)


17. HSEB/ NEB 2073: Rewrite the following sentences choosing the correct word from the pairs given in brackets. [5]

· The irresponsible leader is sure to………the election. ( loose/lose)

· Students have some difficulty in understanding the …………..of acceleration. ( principal/principle)

· ……..makes a man perfect. ( practice/practise)


18. HSEB/ NEB 2073: Rewrite the following sentences choosing the correct word from the pairs given in brackets. [2]

· My shirt is ………….I am not going to wear it now. ( loose/lose)

· The thief……….the bank. ( robbed/ stole)

· Our team scored a ………… in the match. ( goal/gaol)

· The ………..of my college is very kind. ( principle/principal)


19. HSEB/ NEB 2073: Rewrite the following sentences choosing the correct word from the pairs given in brackets. [2]

· People are greatly ……….by the present price rise. ( effected/affected)

· When does the new time table come into…………? ( affect/ effect)

· Students are buying some light clothes and writing materials from the………….(stationary/stationery)

· Because of the carelessness of some staff…………….sheets are scattered on the floor. ( loose/lose)


20. HSEB/ NEB 2072: Rewrite the following sentences choosing the correct word from the pairs given in brackets. [2]
· We should not ………other students while we are working. ( effect/affect)

· Students are not allowed to carry………..sheets in the exam hall. ( lose/loose)

· The………of college was a hardworking person. ( principle/principal)

· School children make ……..in the classroom. ( din/dean)


21. HSEB/ NEB 2072: Rewrite the following sentences choosing the correct word from the pairs given in brackets. [3]

· Does anyone need the chairman’s ( advice/advise)?

· Ram did not …………. ( respond/response) me.

· His death had a terrible…………( affect/effect) on her.

22. HSEB/ NEB 2072: Choose the correct word from the brackets. [2]

· Do you ………….as a lawyer? ( practice/ practise)

· He went to the store to purchase…………( stationary/stationery)


23. HSEB/ NEB 2072: Choose the correct word from the brackets. [3]

· He expected to ( loose/lose) the game.

· Market prices seem to ( rise/raise) every month.

· The college ( principle/principal) was very strict.


24. HSEB/ NEB 2071: Complete the sentences by choosing the correct word from the pair given brackets.[5]

· Mohan was greatly …………..ed by his wife's death. ( affect/effect)

· He expected to………….the election. ( loose/lose)

· The college ………was very wise. ( principle/principal)

· Do not leave the bus until it is …………. ( stationary/stationery)

· Prices seem to…………every year. ( rise/raise)

25. HSEB/ NEB 2071: Choose the correct word from the brackets. [3]

· Don’t get off the bus until it is …………. ( stationary/stationery)

· Prices of food items seem to………….every year. ( raise/rise)

· They didn’t ………..me. ( respond/response)


26. HSEB/ NEB 2071: Choose the correct word from the brackets. [3]

· What do you………….me to do? ( advise/advice)

· People love to give………..to others. ( advice/advise)

· She has abandoned all her ………….. ( principles/principal)

· The…………..will see you in his office now. ( principle/principal)

· There is a football……..on Sunday. ( practice/practise)

· Do you………..as a doctor. ( practice/practise)


27. HSEB/ NEB 2070: Choose the correct word from the brackets. [3]

· She has abandoned all her …………. ( principle/principal)

· Please…………table. ( lay/lie)

· I have…………….had some tea. (already/already)

28. HSEB/ NEB 2070: Rewrite the following sentences choosing the correct word from the pairs given in brackets. [2]

· You should not get off the bus until it is …………. ( stationary/stationery)

· He …………in an accident last week. ( died/was killed)

· When will the new constitution come into………..? ( affect/effect)

· I need a ……..sheet of paper to do my project work. ( loose/lose)


29. HSEB/ NEB 2070: Rewrite the following sentences choosing the correct word from the pairs given in brackets. [3]

· The college code of conduct will come into………….soon. ( affect/effect)

· My………….is to help the people who are needy. ( principal/principle)

· I need a ……….sheet of paper at the moment. ( loose/lose)

· Look, students are …………..their examinations. ( giving/ taking)

· Her mother gave me a piece of ……….. ( advice/advise)

· He is …………..sleeping. ( steel/still)

30. HSEB/ NEB 2069: Rewrite the following sentences choosing the correct word from the pairs given in brackets. [2]

· As a student, your handwriting should not be ………. ( eligible/illegible)

· My mother can read and write. She is ………… ( illiterate/literate)

· Rama is ………..enough to carry a raincoat during the rainy season. ( sensitive/sensible)

· His brother was ………… in the earthquake last year. ( killed/died)


31. HSEB/ NEB 2069: Choose the correct word from the brackets. [3]

· He was………….in the earthquake last year. ( died/killed)

· I am sorry, but your handwriting is ………… ( eligible/illegible)

· Please could you …………me your book? ( borrow/lend)

· The thief ……………….the bank. ( robbed/stole)


32. HSEB/ NEB 2068: Choose the correct word from the brackets. [3]

· My doctor has a private ………… ( practice/practice)

· Don’t get off the bus until it is……….. ( stationary/stationery)

· When does the new law come into……………..( affect/effect)

33. HSEB/ NEB 2067: Rewrite the following sentences choosing the correct word from the pairs given in brackets. [2]

· Switzerland has a smaller population…………Nepal. ( than/then)

· The thief……………the bank. ( robbed/stole)

· Tom scored a …………in the match. ( goal/gaol)

· Mohan promised to follow his teachers …………. ( advice/advise)


34. HSEB/ NEB 2066: Rewrite the following sentences choosing the correct word from the pairs given in brackets. [2]

· We are sending her a letter of …………….. ( congratulations/congratulation)

· The……………of our school is mostly busy. ( principal/principle)

· Do you think the new constitution of Nepal will come into…………. ( affect/effect) soon?

· She is fond of……………… ( Play/ playing) badminton.

35. HSEB/ NEB 2065: Rewrite the following sentences choosing the correct word from the pairs given in brackets. [2]

· I would strongly ……………you to use the dictionary. ( advise/advice)

· He arranged to see her ……….in the day. ( later/ latter)

· That man cannot read or write. He is ……….. ( illiterate/literate)

· She said she was……………in playing volleyball. ( interesting/interested)

36. HSEB/ NEB 2063: Rewrite the following sentences choosing the correct word from the pairs given in brackets. [2]

· Anuradha runs a ………shop. ( stationary/stationery)

· Utah is ………… the midwest USA. ( to/in)

· I am sorry, but your handwriting is…………… ( eligible/illegible)

· His shirt is torn ………, he needs a new one. ( however/therefore)

37. HSEB/ NEB 2062: Rewrite the following sentences choosing the correct word from the pairs given in brackets. [2]

· She hasn’t finished the work…………( yet/already)

· We must be ……… of our country. ( pride/proud)

· I offered her a cup of tea but she ………… ( accepted/refused)

· Your …….. helped me to find a job. ( recommendation/accommodation)


38. HSEB/ NEB 2060: Rewrite the following sentences choosing the correct word from the pairs given in brackets. [2]

· Some new rules and regulations will come into ( affect/effect) from the coming year.

· Your handwriting should be ( legible/eligible)

· There were a few ( loose/lose) sheets of paper over there.

· The students are ( taking/giving) the HSEB examination.


39. HSEB/ NEB 2058: Choose the correct word from the brackets. [5]

· Mary was greatly ……….ed by her father's death. ( affect/ effect)

· When does the new law come into…………..? ( affect/effect)

· There were a few …………sheets of paper on the table. ( loose/lose)

· He expected to………..the election. ( loose/lose)

· My doctor has a private………….( practice/practise)



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Answers of Words Often Confused | HSEB/ NEB Old Questions

Words Often Confused
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(i)principal (ii) taking (iii) sow (iv) sea (v) excess (vi) dairy
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(i)diary (ii)peace (iii) take (iv) quiet (v) know (vi) excess
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(i)borne (ii)deadly (iii) effect (iv) stationary
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(i)effect (ii)alters (iii)beside (iv) holy
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(i)practice (ii)stationary (iii) loose (iv) principle (v)later (vi) advise
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(i)illegible (ii)advice (iii)taking (iv) effect
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(i)show (ii) raise (iii) goal (iv)stationery
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(i)raise (ii) stationery (iii) goal
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(i)in (ii) illegible (iii) proud (iv) recommendation
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(i)congratulation (ii) borrow (iii) robbed (iv) but
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(i)stationery (ii) principal (iii) advise (iv) playing
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(i)loose (ii)effect (iii)principle (iv)diary (v)advise (vi)peace
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(i)effect (ii)stationery (iii)gaol (iv)dairy
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(i)than (ii)gaol (iii)advice (iv)affect
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(i)stationery (ii)in (iii)illegible (iv)therefore (v) rise (vi)killed
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(i)effect (ii)advise (iii)won
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(i) lose (ii)principle (iii)practice
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(i)loose (ii)robbed (iii)goal (iv)principal
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(i)affected (ii)effect (iii)stationery (iv)loose
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(i)affect (ii)loose (iii)principal (iv)din
21.
(i)advice (ii)respond (iii)effect
22.
(i)practice (ii)stationery
23.
(i)lose (ii)rise (iii)principal
24.
(i)affected (ii)lose (iii)principal (iv)stationary (v) rise
25.
(i)stationary (ii)rise (iii)respond
26.
(i)advise (ii)advice (iii)principles (iv)principal (v)practice (vi)practise
27.
(i)principles (ii)lie (iii)already
28.
(i)stationary (ii) was killed (iii)effect (iv)loose
29.
(i)effect (ii)principle (iii)loose (iv)taking (v)advice (vi)still
30.
(i)illegible (ii)literate (iii)sensible (iv)killed
31.
(i)killed (ii)illegible (iii)lend (iv)robbed
32.
(i)practice (ii)stationary (iii)effect
33.
(i)than (ii)robbed (iii)goal (iv)advice
34.
(i)congratulations (i)principal (iii)effect (iv)playing
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(i)advise (ii)later (iii)illiterate (iv)interested
36.
(i)stationery (ii)in (iii)eligible (iv)however
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(i)yet (ii)proud (iii)refused (iv)recommendation
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(i)effect (ii)legible (iii)loose (iv)taking
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(i)affect (ii)effect (iii)loose (iv)lose (v)practice

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