Google
English-Test.net
Find penpals and make new friends today!
 
increase in the supply of money in relation to the amount of goods available resulting in a rise in prices
applicant
caveat
director
inflation
full quiz correct answer
 
Username
Password
 Remember me? 
Search   Album   FAQ   Memberlist   Profile   Private messages   Register   Log in 

affect or has an effect



 
ESL Forums | English Vocabulary, Grammar and Idioms
"Prices keep rising" or "Prices keep growing"? | "Like": He is handsome like me
listening exercises
Message
Author
affect or has an effect #1 (permalink) Thu Jul 10, 2008 11:39 am   affect or has an effect
 

Hi All,

I usually use the sentence This doesn't affect you

but I don't know whether I could use following instead: This doesn't has an effect on you

I heard that if I talk about a person I'd use affect and if it is about a thing I should use has an effect.

Is that right?
Attila
I'm here quite often ;-)


Joined: 12 Jul 2006
Posts: 128
Location: Hungary

affect or has an effect #2 (permalink) Thu Jul 10, 2008 11:56 am   affect or has an effect
 

Hi,

Quote:
This doesn't has an effect on you

This should be: This doesn't have an effect on you.

There are two verbs: affect and effect. Affect is mainly a verb but effect can be used both as a noun and a verb for both people and things.

They would be used as:

She was greatly affected by the weather. Rain had a bad effect on her and made her miserable.

Effect as a verb means put into practice and is used as a formal construction:

This medication has effected a remarkable cure.

Alan
_________________
English as a Second Language
You can read my ESL story Present Simple
Alan
Co-founder
Alan Townend

Joined: 27 Sep 2003
Posts: 17284
Location: UK

Learn some cool expressions in the following cool storyEnglish grammar exercises — improve your English knowledge and vocabulary skillsAre you a native speaker of English? Then you should read this!Sign up for FREE and explore English! Click to subscribe to email English course
affect or has an effect #3 (permalink) Thu Jul 10, 2008 13:50 pm   affect or has an effect
 

Thanks,
Attila
I'm here quite often ;-)


Joined: 12 Jul 2006
Posts: 128
Location: Hungary

affect or has an effect #4 (permalink) Thu Jul 10, 2008 14:07 pm   affect or has an effect
 

Isn't "affect" also occasionally used as a noun as part of (for instance) a description of psychological symptoms?

--> Mike exhibits a moribund affect when faced with difficult choices.

Is that right?
_________________
Billie Jean is not my lover. Hee.
Prezbucky
I'm a Communicator ;-)


Joined: 07 Nov 2006
Posts: 2625
Location: Nashville, TN (USA)

affect or has an effect #5 (permalink) Thu Jul 10, 2008 14:27 pm   affect or has an effect
 

Hi,

Yes, I'm sure you're right but I didn't want to get too technical.

Alan
_________________
English as a Foreign Language
You can read my EFL story Progressive Forms
Alan
Co-founder
Alan Townend

Joined: 27 Sep 2003
Posts: 17284
Location: UK

Display posts from previous:   
"Prices keep rising" or "Prices keep growing"? | "Like": He is handsome like me
ESL Forums | English Vocabulary, Grammar and Idioms All times are GMT + 1 Hour
Page 1 of 1
Latest topics on ESL EFL Forums
Distinguish "enable" and "empower"What do we call this part of a shoelace?Usage of start and beginEnglish morphology and syntaxCalculation of earnings and expensesdoes "a couple weeks" mean two?Didn't? Confused... Are singular verbs take singular subject right?What does "need I say less" mean?Question beginning with 'if not.'historic and historicalUsage of real, existent, living or aliveUsage of rare, sparse or scarceUsage of pretty, quite, rather, fairly

 
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

Get FREE English course via e-mail