Does anyone know the difference between affect and effect? The definitions I have found online are confusing and I don't understand them. If someone could define it that would be great!
In most cases:
Affect is usually a verb, and it means to impact or change something.
Effect is usually a noun, and is the result of a change. Its the thing the affect changes...
So, if A affects B, B experiences the effect of A’s action.
However, an exception:
Effect as a verb means to bring about. It is usually used with nouns like “change” or “solutions”, for example:
"The protesters wanted to effect change in the corrupt government." . That is, they want to bring about the effect - change.
There are probably others..