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    influence vs affect

    I looked it up in English-English dictionaries, but the difference is still not clear to me(( Could you help me, please?

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    Re: influence vs affect

    Quote Originally Posted by mashasuralmasha View Post
    I looked it up in English-English dictionaries, but the difference is still not clear to me(( Could you help me, please?
    ***not a teacher***

    Hi,
    When something affects something or someone they will change in some way. It seems to me that influence has more of a long-lasting effect on the way someone thinks or something develops.

    Hope others will comment on this.
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    Re: influence vs affect

    I am not a teacher.

    "Affect" is the general word. To influence is to affect in a particular way, to subtly contribute motivation in a particular direction.

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