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    affect/effect

    How would you explain the relationship (not the meaning) between affect and effect using the following pairs of words:

    attract extract
    appropriate (as a verb) expropriate
    ad nauseam exit
    buy sell
    come go

    Does it explain the difference? Why wouldn't adhesive work as an example? Is it just because it does not have a pair such as the above words? Why does it not have such pair, though?

    Please help.

    Izabela

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    Re: affect/effect

    I'm not really sure, but could it be:
    attract extract
    (attract, like affect can only be a verb, while extract can, like effect, be both a noun and a verb)


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    Re: affect/effect

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    I'm not really sure, but could it be:
    attract extract
    (attract, like affect can only be a verb, while extract can, like effect, be both a noun and a verb)
    Thank You, Tdol. I think that there is more to it, though. I will let you know if I find that out.

    Thanks again,
    Iza

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    Re: affect/effect

    Please, let me know.

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