His Majesty the King has signed a royal order appointing the late Pol Col Sompien Eksomya, 59 to the rank of Pol Gen (Police General). This royal order took effect on 12 March 10.
Could you tell me whether the expression 'took effect' is correct? Because I usually have used or heard the expression ' was effective' which has the meaning in this sense long time ago.
Thank you for your time.
When will the drug take effect?
effective (adjective) =
1. having power to produce, or producing, a desired result
These new teaching methods have proved very effective.
2. striking or pleasing
She can make an effective display of flowers.
3. in operation; working; active
The new law becomes effective next week.
In my opinion, 'took effect' doesn't mean 'was effective' here, but it does 'become effective'.
It simply means: The new law will take effect next month=The new law will be effective next month= The new law will be operative next month.
There is no difference between:to take effect and be effective/be oprative
Effective means: operative; active. If a law, agreement, or an order becomes effective, it officially starts
The cut in interest rates is effective from Monday
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In my opinion, 'took effect' doesn't mean 'was effective' here, but it does 'become effective'.[/QUOTE]
Thank you very much Whitemoon.
effective - Definition of effective at YourDictionary.com
effective (adj) = in effect, operative, active
take effect - definition of take effect by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.
take effect (idiom) = to become operative, as under law or regulation, and to produce the desired reaction
Therefore, "take effect" amounts to "become effective". (not be effective)
According to your example, the new law will take effect next month=the new law will become effective next month.
I don't think you understand the difference between "be" and "become".
Do you think that "be effective" is the same to "become effective"?
I want to be a doctor=I want to become a doctor.
"be effective" is the same as "become effective"? You may accept or may not accept this, but please do not try to teach me the difference. Do not expect any more clarifications from me.