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Grammar 101 – Part 2 📖✏⁣ (Month 2)

Affect vs Effect 💬💬💬

Words like affect and effect can be confusing for some people, especially non-native English speakers. These two words have completely different meaning and function. In some cases, these words can even send experienced writers into a spiral of uncertainty. Many people pronounce these words in almost the exact same way! 😕❓

Don’t worry! We will explain to you all about these words thoroughly! 😊👌

According to Dictionary.com, here’s a basic guideline for affect vs effect:

Generally, we use affect as a VERB (an action word) and effect as a NOUN (an object word).

📌 What does affect mean?

The verb affect means “to act on; produce an effect or change in”.

Example: “The cold weather affected the crops.”
Meaning: The cold weather caused a change in the crops, probably killing them.

It can also mean “to impress the mind or move the feelings of…”

Example: “The music deeply affected him.”
Meaning: The music changed his feelings or thoughts.

So, when you’re looking to use one of these two terms to express an action, chances are you’re looking for affect.

If you can substitute affect with another verb, you’ll know you’re using the right word: “The cold weather damaged the crops.” or “The music deeply moved him

📌 What does effect mean?

Effect is most commonly used as a noun, meaning “result” or “consequence.” So, when you’re writing, try to swap out effect for result and see if it makes sense.

Example: “His sunburn was an effect of exposure to the sun.”
Meaning: His sunburn was a result of exposure to the sun.

Effect might also catch you off guard because it appears in two common idioms: in effect and take effect.

You may be wondering: “How will I remember the difference?” ❓❓❓

There’s one trick to help you use the right word in almost every case: the word RAVEN. ✅⭐
R = Remember
A = Affect is
V = a Verb
E = Effect is
N = a Noun

We hope we were able to explain to you about the words affect and effect and clear away the confusion between these two words. It takes a lot of practice and dedication to excel in English grammar. Never stop practicing!⁣ 👍💪✊⁣

Stay tuned for more Grammar 101 by Linguosco to improve your English grammar! 👌

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Grammar 101 – Part 2 📖✏⁣ (Month 2) ⁣ Affect vs Effect 💬💬💬 Words like affect and effect can be confusing for some people, especially non-native English speakers. These two words have completely different meaning and function. In some cases, these words can even send experienced writers into a spiral of uncertainty. Many people pronounce these words in almost the exact same way! 😕❓ Don’t worry! We will explain to you all about these words thoroughly! 😊👌 According to Dictionary.com, here’s a basic guideline for affect vs effect: Generally, we use affect as a VERB (an action word) and effect as a NOUN (an object word). 📌 What does affect mean? The verb affect means “to act on; produce an effect or change in”. Example: “The cold weather affected the crops.” Meaning: The cold weather caused a change in the crops, probably killing them. It can also mean “to impress the mind or move the feelings of…” Example: “The music deeply affected him.” Meaning: The music changed his feelings or thoughts. So, when you’re looking to use one of these two terms to express an action, chances are you’re looking for affect. 📌 What does effect mean? Effect is most commonly used as a noun, meaning “result” or “consequence.” So, when you’re writing, try to swap out effect for result and see if it makes sense. Example: “His sunburn was an effect of exposure to the sun.” Meaning: His sunburn was a result of exposure to the sun. Effect might also catch you off guard because it appears in two common idioms: in effect and take effect. You may be wondering: “How will I remember the difference?” ❓❓❓ There’s one trick to help you use the right word in almost every case: the word RAVEN. ✅⭐ R = Remember A = Affect is V = a Verb E = Effect is N = a Noun We hope we were able to explain to you about the words affect and effect as well as clear away the confusion between these two words. It takes a lot of practice and dedication to excel in English grammar. Never stop practicing!⁣ 👍💪✊⁣ Stay tuned for more Grammar 101 by Linguosco to improve your English grammar! 👌 #Grammar101 #Grammar #Affect #Effect #Linguistics #TheMoreYouKnow

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