What is the difference between AFFECT and EFFECT?!?

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SOMEONE PLEASE ENLIGHTEN ME! Its driving me stark raving mad!!!


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The effects of something are blah blah blah.

Something affects you because of blah blah blah.
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Things that AFFECT you, can have a positive or negative EFFECT.
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Affect is the causation of something whereas effect is the outcome.
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affect is a verb, something that you do

effect is a noun, a something

see the examples above

(Original post by ChaniBotz95)
SOMEONE PLEASE ENLIGHTEN ME! Its driving me stark raving mad!!!


N.B: Please define In simple terms, I'm not looking for any Wikipedia nonsense...that's just even more confusing
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Effect is a noun and affect is a verb. You should know what nouns and verbs are if you understand basic English which I'm presuming you do.

Effect in a sentence would be 'That's a really cool sound effect' or 'What effect does x have on y' for example.

Affect in a sentence would be 'Will this sound effect affect the mood of the film' or 'how did x affect y'.

I don't really know how else to explain it. I guess it kinda comes natural to some people and not others.
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(Original post by Bridget Jones)
affect is a verb, something that you do

effect is a noun, a something

see the examples above
Effect can also be a verb though, for example to "effect change"
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(Original post by Flauta)
Effect can also be a verb though, for example to "effect change"
well generally
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AH THANK YOU SO MUCH GUYS!!!!! That's made things hella clearer! So....

Effect: Outcome
Affect: Cause

Is that right....? Correct me if I'm wrong
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(Original post by Bridget Jones)
affect is a verb, something that you do

effect is a noun, a something

see the examples above
affect can also be a noun;

the psychiatric patient showed a noticeable decrease in affect after the therapy.
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affect can also be a noun;

the psychiatric patient showed a noticeable decrease in affect after the therapy.
Okay now this has fully confused me....guess I'm back at square one -__-
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(Original post by the bear)
affect can also be a noun;

the psychiatric patient showed a noticeable decrease in affect after the therapy.
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(Original post by ChaniBotz95)
Okay now this has fully confused me....guess I'm back at square one -__-
i have that effect on people
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(Original post by ChaniBotz95)
Okay now this has fully confused me....guess I'm back at square one -__-
In this case, affect is a specialist term in psychology, and unless that's your degree subject, which I'm guessing it isn't or you'd know it already, you can afford to forget about this one.
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i have that effect on people
Argh I'm soooo confused!! So you mean to say you have that 'outcome' on people ?

I am literally making no sense right now! :'(
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(Original post by carnationlilyrose)
In this case, affect is a specialist term in psychology, and unless that's your degree subject, which I'm guessing it isn't or you'd know it already, you can afford to forget about this one.
Well thank the Lord for that! I will definitely be forgetting this one. Thanks!
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(Original post by ChaniBotz95)
Well thank the Lord for that! I will definitely be forgetting this one. Thanks!
No problem. Don't worry about Bear; he likes to tease.
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It's quite clear from this thread that the students of TSR have no idea and just pretend to know.
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(Original post by Wolve)
It's quite clear from this thread that the students of TSR have no idea and just pretend to know.
Post 6 nails it. Post 7 is also correct, as is post 10.
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(Original post by ryan9900)
Effect is a noun and affect is a verb. You should know what nouns and verbs are if you understand basic English which I'm presuming you do.

Effect in a sentence would be 'That's a really cool sound effect' or 'What effect does x have on y' for example.

Affect in a sentence would be 'Will this sound effect affect the mood of the film' or 'how did x affect y'.

I don't really know how else to explain it. I guess it kinda comes natural to some people and not others.
Hallelujah!! Cannot thank you enough! I think I'm going to stick with this one before someone else confuses me again lol. Thanks a bunch
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