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    • Join Date: Jun 2006
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    effect or affect.

    I have a sentence here:

    "The Department had in effect also changed the recommendation..."

    Using effect, is that correct?

    • Join Date: Mar 2006
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    Re: effect or affect.

    Yes. 'To affect' is to act on or influence. 'To effect' is to accomplish something. So 'in effect' means 'as a result of accomplishing something'.

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