Commonly Confused Words

Affect Vs. Effect

Affect and effect are two words that are commonly confused.

"Affect" is usually a verb meaning "to influence".

    The drug did not affect the disease.

"Effect" is usually a noun meaning "result".

    The drug has many adverse side effects.

"Effect" can also be used as a verb meaning "to bring about".

Aug 22, 2012, 2:17 PM