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What's an easy way to remember when to use “affect” or “effect”?
Effect vs. Affect

I always confuse the two and I have no way of telling them apart! Help!

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marked as duplicate by Robusto, F'x, RegDwigнt May 8 '11 at 12:05

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Note the related question: “What’s an easy way to remember when to use affect or effect?” <hr> Mnemonics are hard to provide because they depend so much on your particular background, personal knowledge, and what exactly it is you don't understand. I'll try anyway: something effective produces effects. Affective is related to affection and other feelings. –  F'x May 8 '11 at 11:48

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