Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Grammar Tips Wednesday - Affect v. Effect

Ok, so this is a tough one.  Affect and Effect are commonly mixed up, but once you know the difference, they're not that difficult.

Affect is a verb.  For example: Her laziness will affect her grade. 
The laziness is actually doing something to the grade.  Affect is a verb because it does something.

Effect is a noun.  The effect on her grade is that she will fail.  With every cause, there is an effect.  Because a noun is a person, place, thing or idea, effect is a noun. 

I hope that was clear for you all. Good luck!

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