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".


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Leanne Hoffman,
Aug 22, 2012, 2:17 PM
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