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    #31

    Re: Affect vs. Effect

    Generally, affect as a verb means to influence; effect however is usually the noun resulting from this influence.

    Incorrect: Farmers wonder how the drought will effect this year’s crops.

    Correct: Farmers wonder how the drought will affect this year’s crops.

    Correct: Farmers wonder what effect the drought will have on this year’s crops.

    Effect can also be a verb meaning to bring about. Affect can also be a noun, but it is used strictly in psychological contexts.

    An affect or affectation is usually an assumed or false mannerism (think of some poseur lovey-dovey crops walking up and down quoting Proust to each other); but an effect (effectation doesn't exist) is a real and tangible result (think of crops sweating and rotting in the heat).

    I think this gives a good distinction between these two words that are very much a stylistic bugbear.


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    Affect vs effect

    Hi,

    Affect: Have an effect upon.
    ex:Will the new rules affect me

    Effect:A phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon
    ex:the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise"

    Thanks

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    #33

    Re: Affect vs. Effect

    I believe I have no problems with "affect" and "effect".
    (Hopefully this does not sound arrogant )
    In order to be sure, I want to ask if this is correct:
    Are you saying that a hot chick has no effect on you at all?
    I say effect because it's a noun.
    Affect would be right if the sentence was:
    Are you saying that a hot chick does not affect you at all?

    A confirmation would be very nice!

    Cheers!

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    #34

    Re: Affect vs. Effect

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    I believe I have no problems with "affect" and "effect".
    (Hopefully this does not sound arrogant )
    In order to be sure, I want to ask if this is correct:
    Are you saying that a hot chick has no effect on you at all?
    I say effect because it's a noun.
    Affect would be right if the sentence was:
    Are you saying that a hot chick does not affect you at all?

    A confirmation would be very nice!

    Cheers!
    That is exactly right.

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