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Affect vs Effect

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dani leblond

on 11 October 2012

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Affect vs Effect Danielle Leblond Difference Affect: Most commonly used as a verb Affect Definition Remember!! "A" = VERB Examples Affect as a verb Effect: Most commonly used as a noun Definition Effect -Affect with an "A" means to influence something -To act on the emotions of, touch or move -To attack or infect as a sickness... -A result or outcome A medication helping a patient It affected the patient It influenced the patient It changed the state of the patient It had a positive effect on the patient The result Trick "E" = NOUN Exception RARE Effect can, in some cases, be used as a a verb When the verb means: "cause" something, it's "to effect" Ex: We are working to effect change 99% of the time 99% of the time His study was intended to show how alcohol affects reaction time. Effect as a noun They discussed the effect of the law on children. Affect as a noun Affect can, rarely, be used as a verb In psychology, it can be used to describe the mood someone appears to have Ex: She displayed a happy affect The nurse observed the patient's affect. Effect as a verb He effected his escape with knotted bedsheets. Exercises -Possible side may include: dizziness, nausea and drowsiness. -What did losing have on the team? -New Orleans was negatively by a
natural disaster. -Will the change in color people's sight? -Raising gas prices will have an on everyone. -Raising gas prices will everyone. EFFECT AFFECT and it can usually be
replaced by "change" Now you know the difference
between Affect and Effect!
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