Grammar Bomb: Affect VS Effect

Studying affects test results; the effect is usually better grades.

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Affect [THINK: Action word (A)]
Effect [THINK: End-result (E)]

 

“The verb affect means “to act on; produce an effect or change in.” …It can also mean “to impress the mind or move the feelings of…”

Effect is most commonly used as a noun meaning “result” or “consequence…” …It can be used as a verb to mean “make happen,” but that use is less common.”

[read more about it on blog.dictionary.com]

Affect vs. Effect = Influence vs. Result

[found on quickanddirtytips.com]

“What Is the Difference Between Affect and Effect?

Before we get to the memory trick though, I want to explain the difference between the two words: The majority of the time you use affect with an a as a verb and effect with an e as a noun.

 When Should You Use Affect?

Affect with an a means “to influence,” as in, “The arrows affected Aardvark,” or “The rain affected Amy’s hairdo.” Affect can also mean, roughly, “to act in a way that you don’t feel,” as in, “She affected an air of superiority.”

When Should You Use Effect?

Effect with an e has a lot of subtle meanings as a noun, but to me the meaning “a result” seems to be at the core of all the definitions. For example, you can say, “The effect was eye-popping,” or “The sound effects were amazing,” or “The rain had no effect on Amy’s hairdo.””

To read the full article on Affect vs. Effect from Grammar Girl at QuickAndDirtyTips.com, click HERE.

[found on http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/affect-versus-effect]