using "effect" and "affect"

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Can someone tell me which is the right phase (as it affects daughters; or as it effects daughters). The sentence is "The case involves interpretaion of the DC law, as it affects/effects daughters.
 

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bosha20@aol.com said:
Can someone tell me which is the right phase (as it affects daughters; or as it effects daughters). The sentence is "The case involves interpretaion of the DC law, as it affects/effects daughters.

You want "affects" there. The verb "affect" means to cause an "effect" on.
The verb "effect" (uncommon) means to cause or produce.

A crashing meteor effected a change in the earth's temperature.
A crashing meteor affected the earth's temperature.
 

izabela

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Hi,

The verb 'to affect' is the right one, since it means 'to have an influance on'.
'To affect' is often confused with the verb 'to effect', which has a very different meaning, though; it means 'to create' and is also used as a noun.

Iza


bosha20@aol.com said:
Can someone tell me which is the right phase (as it affects daughters; or as it effects daughters). The sentence is "The case involves interpretaion of the DC law, as it affects/effects daughters.
 
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