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    What I want to write is: It's something that [ ] everyone.
    affects or effects? that's one thing that I can never understand. Ta x
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    Affects.

    Just remember 'effect' is a noun; 'affect' is a verb.

    So it's an effect on something or to affect something.

    Edit: usually and in most contexts. Such as the one you asked about.
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    affects
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    effect can also be a verb :fyi:
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    (Original post by Aurora.)
    Affects.

    Just remember 'effect' is a noun; 'affect' is a verb.

    So it's an effect on something or to affect something.
    'Effect' can also be used as a verb. :fyi:

    Edit: Beaten to it. :teehee:
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    errmmm effect is short term affect is long term?
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    (Original post by IPlayThePiccolo)
    What I want to write is: It's something that [ affects ] everyone.
    affects or effects? that's one thing that I can never understand. Ta x
    In your sentence, you use affect
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    thank you!!
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    I think that, roughly speaking (feel free to correct me on any technicalities ):

    • To affect something is to change it in some way.

      The cannonball's trajectory was hardly affected by the mild breeze.
    • To effect something [verb] is to bring it into being / make it happen.

      The rioters effected an uneasiness in everyone nearby.
    • An effect [noun], broadly speaking, is a result/consequence of an event.

      His yodelling had an interesting effect on the audience.

      The special effects in the movie made it thrilling to watch.


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    (Original post by james.h)
    'Effect' can also be used as a verb. :fyi:

    Edit: Beaten to it. :teehee:
    :rolleyes: Okay, I was being general.

    It's affect in your example, OP, I promise.
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    (Original post by Aurora.)
    Affects.

    Just remember 'effect' is a noun; 'affect' is a verb.

    So it's an effect on something or to affect something.
    Generally, this.

    Where can effect be used as a verb? :curious: I'm not an English bod.

    Oh wait, james.h explains it all. :wizard:
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      (Original post by IPlayThePiccolo)
      What I want to write is: It's something that [ ] everyone.
      affects or effects? that's one thing that I can never understand. Ta x
      The general rule I follow is that 'effect' relates to change and 'affect' relates to influence.
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      (Original post by james.h)
      I think that, roughly speaking (feel free to correct me on any technicalities ):

      • To affect something is to change it in some way.


      • To effect something [verb] is to bring it into being / make it happen.


      • An effect [noun], broadly speaking, is a result/consequence of an event.



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      TrueLAD. :adore: You've had a massive effect on my life. :daydreaming:
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      (Original post by Crazy Paving)
      TrueLAD. :adore: You've had a massive effect on my life. :daydreaming:
      :top:

      Don't ask me to explain the difference between 'who' and 'whom', or 'that' and 'which', though. :p:
     
     
     
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