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    Default Affect vs. Effect

    Please explain the difference between affect and effect.

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    I think "affect" is a verb, while "effect" is a noun.
    :) :p

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    Default Re: Affect vs. Effect

    Quote Originally Posted by lucyarliwu
    I think "affect" is a verb, while "effect" is a noun.
    :) :p

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    It is true that affect is used as a verb more often than effect is, but either of them can be used as either verb or noun. People often get the two confused, but they do not mean the same thing.

    Affect as a verb means to influence, while effect means to bring about.

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    Of course there are the noun definitions of these words which people seem to confuse some times.

    affect - an influence on something or someone - a good affect - a bad affect - or any type of "affect" - something that affects someone or someone could also change something or someone in some way

    Harsh winters can affect people from warmer climates in a negative way, then again others from warmer climates seem to adapt quite well.

    effect - something that highlights or enhances something in some way - something that adds on in some way - or perhaps even subtracts in some way - could be a change - Effects are usually added to make something more noticeable, standout more, add another tone or flavor to something - It could be something to do with the way we speak or write - Or it could be something artistic - painting - music - writing - acting - architecture - design - clothing design - Things are added for "effect".

    The artist's use of bold and bright colors is a very good effect. The colors easily catch one's eye.

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    CitySpeak's presence affected the meeting positively. His speech brought about the effect he intended.

    The sun's rays affected the atmosphere by warming it. The increased warmth was the effect of the sun's rays. The sun's rays effected a change by warming the atmosphere. The influence of the sun is a powerful effect.

    A: How do you think the new program will affect things?
    B: I think it will affect things in a good way. I think its effect will be a positive one.

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    Default Re: Affect vs. Effect

    Quote Originally Posted by lucyarliwu
    I think "affect" is a verb, while "effect" is a noun.
    :) :p

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    lucy
    That's certainly the way it gets tested in exams, although 'effect' can be a verb, but one that is rarely used. :o

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    Default Affect vs Effect

    Hi,

    Lucy was concerned with the affect that the murder was having on her daughter.

    Lucy was concerned with the effect that the murder was having on her daughter.

    Can anyone tell me which of the above is correct?

    Any help would be appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tibbs
    Hi,

    Lucy was concerned with the affect that the murder was having on her daughter.

    Lucy was concerned with the effect that the murder was having on her daughter.

    Can anyone tell me which of the above is correct?

    Any help would be appreciated.
    The second one is correct.

    Lucy was concerned with the effect that the murder was having on her daughter. - That's how to use "effect" as a noun.

    to have an effect on = to affect

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tibbs
    Hi,

    Lucy was concerned with the affect that the murder was having on her daughter.

    Lucy was concerned with the effect that the murder was having on her daughter.

    Can anyone tell me which of the above is correct?

    Any help would be appreciated.
    Notice where 'effect/affect' is situated in our example sentence:

    Lucy was concerned with the effect/affect that the murder was having on her daughter.

    The determiner "the" tells us that effect is the correct choice. :wink: Only nouns can be modified by "the": effect is a noun and it means, the/a result; affect is a verb, and it means, to influence.

    Lucy was concerned with the effect that the murder was having on her daughter.

    All the best, :D

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    Default effect vs affect ?

    As a verb, what is the difference between "effect" and "affect"?

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