Had to finally give in and look this up – This is because my Mom was an English teacher and I HATED English classes… Well that and the fact this is not confusing at all…!!!!!!!

11 Mar 2015 admin In G+ Posts

Meaning of Affect and Effect

In order to understand the correct situation in which to use the word affect or effect, the first thing one must do is have a clear understanding of what each word means.

Affect is a verb. It means to produce a change in or influence something.

Effect is a noun that can also be used as a verb. It means a change that occurred. When an "s" is added, "effects" means personal belongings.

Comments: 5

  1. Kevin Gault 11 Mar 2015 Reply

    The effect affects how you look at it, or is the effect effects how you look at it.
    I have no idea as I've always mixed the words up too. I'm betting on the first.

  2. Brent Burzycki 11 Mar 2015 Reply

    +Kevin Gault exactly……!

  3. Daniel Sachs 11 Mar 2015 Reply

    Affect is active (easy to remember – both start with a), effect is passive.
    X affects Y, causing an effect in Y.

  4. Brent Burzycki 11 Mar 2015 Reply

    I think I am just going to use the word impact instead… ☺

  5. Daniel Sachs 11 Mar 2015 Reply

    Don't let it affect you.

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