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    Default Re: effect vs affect ?

    Quote Originally Posted by qhoc0010
    As a verb, what is the difference between "effect" and "affect"?
    Hi,

    Have a look here and see if this helps: http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/showthread.php?t=521

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    Yeah. but "effect" can be also verb too. The link only show "effect" is used as noun. If both are used as verb, what are the differences though?

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    Quote Originally Posted by qhoc0010
    Yeah, but "effect" can be also verb. The link only shows "effect" as noun. If both are used as a verb, what are the differences then?
    affect (vb.) influence____, impact____
    This news will probably affect everyone.
    What's affecting you?

    effect (vb.) bring about_____, place ______into existence RARE
    He claimed to have the ability to effect rain. (bring about rain)
    Could a law banning handguns [/u]ever be effected nationwide? (ever be put into existence nationwide?)

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    so, let me make it easy to understand. Please correct me if I am wrong.
    "affect" is used when some property is assigned to some object?!!
    EX: This news will probably affect everyone
    -> "this news" gives "everyone" some "characteristics/properties" of "the news" that "everyone" has never had before

    "effect" is used when some object did not come to existen before, now it does
    EX: He claimed to have the ability to effect rain
    "rain" did not happen, not until the action from the "ability" that "he" claims

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    To affect people (to change people)
    To effect rain (to create rain, to make rain)

    Click on the link below for an exercise on affect and effect. Use the synonyms 'change' and 'create' to help you decide which verb to use.

    Click here to practise

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    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by qhoc0010
    thanks
    You're welcome. :D

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    Default Re: effect vs affect ?

    OXFORD minidictionary says:''Usage do not confuse the verbs effect and affect. He effected an entrance means'he got in somehow' but this won't affect me means 'my life won't be changed by this''.

    almost as casiopea has said, I hope this can help. J

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    Default Re: Affect vs. Effect

    But effect means to make sth happen, right?
    And affect means to influence, right?

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    Default Re: effect vs affect ?

    Hello.
    Because of similarity in pronunciation, AFFECT and EFFECT are sometimes confused in writing. The verb AFFECT means "to act on" or "to move", as in: His words affected the crowd so deeply that many wept. The verb EFFECT means "to bring about, accomplish". For instance: The new taxes effected many changes in people's lives. EFFECT can also function as a noun meaning "result, consequence": the tragic effects of the earthquake.

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