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    give or have

    Dear teachers!

    1. Television can give a great effect on the family.

    2. Television can have a great effect on the family.

    As for me the two above sentences are correct. But my mum says that
    the second one is correct. Can you please explain?

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    Re: give or have

    Quote Originally Posted by moniza View Post
    Dear teachers!

    1. Television can give a great effect on the family.

    2. Television can have a great effect on the family.

    As for me the two above sentences are correct. But my mum says that
    the second one is correct. Can you please explain?
    2. is right.
    It's hard to explain why without knowing why you think 1. is right.
    Usually things "have an effect" on something.
    Occasionally "give" is used with "to":
    "The subtle lighting gives a pleasant effect to the room".

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    Re: give or have

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    2. is right.
    It's hard to explain why without knowing why you think 1. is right.
    Usually things "have an effect" on something.
    Occasionally "give" is used with "to":
    "The subtle lighting gives a pleasant effect to the room".
    Raymott!
    I thought when television telecasts, it gives information around the world and it telecasts other programmes. So it gives and we receive.
    That's what I thought.

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    Re: give or have

    Quote Originally Posted by moniza View Post
    Raymott!
    I thought when television telecasts, it gives information around the world and it telecasts other programmes. So it gives and we receive.
    That's what I thought.
    TV might give, but it doesn't give effects on families; it has them.
    Your mum's right. Sorry.

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