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Affect Or Effect  
User currently offlineIainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 635 times:

What is the rule about the use of these words. The grammer checker bought it to my attention earlier today.
Iain

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User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 621 times:

I'll take a stab at it.

Effect is when something impacts you, or the outcome of something. Example. The 'effects' of the Sep.11th terrorist attacks on the familys of the victoms will last forever.

Affect is when something changes the way something happens or is delt with. Expamle. The 'affect' of the fumble cost the NY Giants the victory in Sundays game.

I hope that helps. I'm pretyt sure thats right, or close to it.


User currently offlineRyanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3221 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 601 times:

Affect is a verb. The above post is wrong - it should be 'the effect of the fumble....'

Examples

It was a positive effect

He affected a limp

In effect, that's nonsense




I used to think the brain is the most fascinating part of my body. But, hey, who is telling me that?
User currently offlineRyanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3221 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 597 times:

More examples:

It affected me badly

The effects were bad




I used to think the brain is the most fascinating part of my body. But, hey, who is telling me that?
User currently offlineLehpron From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 7028 posts, RR: 21
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 594 times:

effect, affects, fx, a fix, a fax, a fox, uh fex, or a fect? fek? e-fax, faxy 'n seefac! Big grin  Laugh out loud  Nuts

I'm going crazy, I think I need coffee...



The meaning of life is curiosity; we were put on this planet to explore opportunities.
User currently offlineLehpron From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 7028 posts, RR: 21
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 591 times:

I forgot suffix, sue fex, fue sex, safoo, shue fect, shut up Lehpron! I can't I feel so giggly poo, my face is getting numb. AAAAHHHH!


The meaning of life is curiosity; we were put on this planet to explore opportunities.
User currently offlineJetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 584 times:

Just remember, effect is a result (remember the 'E' in result) and affect is an action (rememeber the 'A' in action).

If something has an effect, it affects things.

EXAMPLES: Bob's infection had an effect on his wife. Bob's infection affected his wife. Bob's wife knew the fact that the infection was from an infestation. Bob's wife was, in fact, infected yourself. He faxed the fact that she was infected to her and the effect affected her.

FYI, infect is something you get from from 'punching the midget' just after you clean fish.




"Shaddap you!"
User currently offlineSophieMaltese From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2064 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 577 times:

Just think about the "a" in affect and "a" in action. If you are performing an action, affecting something, use that one. If not, use effect.

User currently offlineN400QX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 569 times:

Check the AP stylebook.  Smile

User currently offlineTrickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 564 times:

Effect is what drugs do to you, affect is what other people feel when they're around.  Smile


Its better to be on the ground wishing you were in the air than be in the air wishing you were on the ground. Fly safe!
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