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    transitive verb

    What would fit with the phrase "Joe wanted to create an affect/effect of....

    What is the difference between these two words in this case?

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    Re: transitive verb

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    What would fit with the phrase "Joe wanted to create an affect/effect of....

    What is the difference between these two words in this case?
    Hard to say really.

    an affect is rather bad influence

    an effect is a cause or to bring about something but not in a bad way.

    So guess it comes all down to the context


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    Re: transitive verb

    Affect- this is a verb, so it doesn't fit in the context of the sentence
    Effect- usually a noun, so it fits here

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