[TAG] English lesson of the day: affect/effect
mso at oz.net
Mon Oct 31 08:17:01 MSK 2005
I had to look up affect/effect to figure out which one to use here:
"There are exercises with light weights that have the same affect|effect
The meanings sounded just barely different so I looked them up.
The answer is "effect". Something that affects or effects causes an
effect. Affect (noun) is a specialized term in psychology. #3 says
this confusion goes back at least to the 1400s, and has an interactive quiz.
(#2 fails to note that effect (verb) is formalese.
"|The temperature reversal *effected* a major slowdown in the bacterial
Normal people would say "caused" instead.
"The temperature reversal caused a hurricane.")
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