Affect vs. Effect

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What is the difference between "affect" and "effect"?

Affect vs. Effect

"Affect" is generally used as a verb meaning to change, assume, or influence. "Effect" is usually a noun meaning impression or result; however, "effect" can also be a verb meaning to bring about.

Examples:
To effect the sale from your account, we require written instructions.
The president's decision will have a direct effect on the department.
The decision will affect my job.
Establishing this account will not affect your tax liability.

   

Comments

9/4/2007 9:47:04 AM
Sir Garence said:

RAVEN: Remember: Affect = Verb, Effect = Noun


2/23/2009 6:07:21 AM
Doug said:

Affect is also used as a noun meaning "External display of emotion or mood" and as a verbal noun.




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