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.
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.
+Kevin Gault exactly……!
Affect is active (easy to remember – both start with a), effect is passive.
X affects Y, causing an effect in Y.
I think I am just going to use the word impact instead… ☺
Don't let it affect you.