affect and effect
Which one should I choose?
The first thing to know is that:
affect = verb
(to influence or alter, to move the feelings, to infect or harm)
effect = noun
(a result or outcome, an impression produced, the creation of a technical illusion)
So, think about the context … look at the position and form of affect or effect to decide whether you need to use a noun or a verb, and then check the meaning …
The sentences below are examples of non-standard usage. Can you explain why?
The girl had a really good
affect on her
effected the girls more than the boys.
If you would like more information about affect/effect and practice exercises with answers, follow the link: WOWs 6