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Meaning of GMT | Phrasal verbs: Take vs. Bring
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Affect vs effect #1 (permalink) Fri Sep 22, 2006 4:26 am   Affect vs effect
 

Which one means what?
I always get the two confused.
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Affect vs effect #2 (permalink) Fri Sep 22, 2006 8:10 am   Affect vs effect
 

As a verb affect means to have an influence/impact on while effect as a verb it's more formal and means to achieve, produce smth.
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Affect/effect #3 (permalink) Fri Sep 22, 2006 8:12 am   Affect/effect
 

Hi Zantor,

Effect is both noun and verb as in: effect is the result/influence and the verb effect means put into action/carry out as in:

The government has pointed out the bad effect certain drugs have on people and has decided to effect new laws to restrict the sale of these drugs.

Affect is usually a verb and suggests influence as in: Some people are easily affected by the weather and tend to be more cheerful when the sun is shining and less happy when it's raining.

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Affect/effect #4 (permalink) Fri Sep 22, 2006 9:51 am   Affect/effect
 

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Affect vs effect #5 (permalink) Fri Sep 22, 2006 11:13 am   Affect vs effect
 

Yes, thanks. That really clears up my confusion!
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