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    affect or effect?

    Hi teachers.

    could you explain the difference between 'affect' and 'effect' and maybe give some examples?

    Thank You.


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    Re: affect or effect?

    Affect is a verb meaning to have an influence on.
    Example: How do you think the changes will affect you?

    Effect is a noun meaning cause or consequence.
    Example: What effect do you think the changes will have on you?

    Its plural (effects) means movable belongings or goods.
    Customs officer: What do you have in this bag?
    Traveler: Only personal effects.

    Effect can also be used as a verb, in which case it means putting into practice. However, this is quite formal language and it is generally not used in this sense.
    Example: What results do you expect after the changes have been effected?

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