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    Default using "effect" and "affect"

    Can someone tell me which is the right phase (as it affects daughters; or as it effects daughters). The sentence is "The case involves interpretaion of the DC law, as it affects/effects daughters.

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    Default Re: using "effect" and "affect"

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    Can someone tell me which is the right phase (as it affects daughters; or as it effects daughters). The sentence is "The case involves interpretaion of the DC law, as it affects/effects daughters.
    You want "affects" there. The verb "affect" means to cause an "effect" on.
    The verb "effect" (uncommon) means to cause or produce.

    A crashing meteor effected a change in the earth's temperature.
    A crashing meteor affected the earth's temperature.

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    Default Re: using "effect" and "affect"

    Hi,

    The verb 'to affect' is the right one, since it means 'to have an influance on'.
    'To affect' is often confused with the verb 'to effect', which has a very different meaning, though; it means 'to create' and is also used as a noun.

    Iza


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    Can someone tell me which is the right phase (as it affects daughters; or as it effects daughters). The sentence is "The case involves interpretaion of the DC law, as it affects/effects daughters.

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