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What's an easy way to remember when to use “affect” or “effect”? [duplicate]

Is there an easy way to remember when to use the word affect or effect in a sentence? It is very confusing, and I still get them mixed up.
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How to Remember the Difference Between Effective and Affective? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: 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 ...
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“has been effected” or “has been affected” [duplicate]

For some reason I'm really struggling with this one... Here's the sentence that I found it in: "We'll start you off with a free identity theft scan to see if your good name has already been affected."...
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When to use Affect and effect? [duplicate]

i had a hard time in using these similar looking words at appropriate places. some help would be appreciated. Thank you
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Affected or Effected [duplicate]

I am writing a game and when the player gains a weakness I want to send them a message but I don't know the correct word to put of effected or affected. I know one is a noun and one is a verb but I ...
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affect/effect did I get it right? [duplicate]

The effect of light from the sun had the affect of allowing john to see further. True, not true? Effect is a verb, so light is an effect: affect alters something, so john seeing further was the ...
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Effect and Affect [duplicate]

The new equipment had a positive effect on the business. The new equipment had a positive affect on the business. Am I right in saying that the top sentence has the correct use of effect/affect and ...
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Effect or Affect [duplicate]

I can NEVER teel if it should be effect or affect. What are some ways that help you understand the differance?
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Which one is correct? affect or effect [duplicate]

what should I write The complicated political situation will affect/effect our timeline? Please help me.
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How to explain the difference between “affect” and “effect”? [duplicate]

I don't know how to explain the difference between effect and affect to someone. I've tried explaining that effect is a noun, and affect is a verb, that to affect is to make a change, and effect is ...
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Did CBS made a spelling mistake? [closed]

I am not a native English speaker, but the recently uploaded video on the CBS News channel seems to contain a typo in the title. I have seen effect used as a verb, but I am fairly confident that ...
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Which is correct? Affect/effect [closed]

The animals will have an affect over your life. The animals will have an effect over your life.
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The affect of less milk, fewer bottles

I used to say the phrase "less milk, fewer bottles" to force myself to learn when to correctly use less/fewer. Does anyone have any similar memory/learning trick to assist with effect/affect? I'm ...