i had a hard time in using these similar looking words at appropriate places. some help would be appreciated. Thank you
Affect is a verb and effect is a noun. So for example:
The drought affected the growth of the economy.
The drought had a great effect on the growth of the economy.
However, it gets more complicated: effect can also be used as a verb, which means to bring about. This is rarer, though, and mostly used in formal English. For example:
The Fed effected the rise of interest rates.