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10-30-2003, 06:58 PM
I've never known the proper context in which to use affect or effect. I'm only mentioning this, because in the other thread I just created I wasn't sure which to create. I remember asking my teacher this back in Sophomore year, but she didn't know, ironically. Could someone explain to me when to use affect and effect in the proper way?

Also, I'm fully aware of what Google can do. Thanks.

10-30-2003, 07:14 PM
If you're fully aware of it, why didn't you use it (http://www.google.com/search?q=difference+affect+effect&sourceid=opera&num=0&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8)?

*cough*2nd link*cough*

10-30-2003, 07:17 PM
Affect is a verb, effect is a noun.

10-30-2003, 07:20 PM
As crazy as it may seem I still believe in some sort of direct human contact. It's an old out of date concept, but once in a while I like to use it.

10-30-2003, 07:20 PM
Originally posted by Govtcheez
Affect is a verb, effect is a noun.

Ah, hah! Did you have to google it first?

10-30-2003, 07:50 PM
you are soo funny .... well i know it best!

cause i had a test on it like 3 weeks ago!

well its affect and effect!

OK? Understand it now... good ...

I mean comon, this is not hard to understand ... here again affect and effect... see how easy I made it !


yeah yeah

the effect of this thread was to affectively show you how dumb i am ... what ... why do I keep dissing me ???

10-30-2003, 08:21 PM
Pollution may affect (verb) the environment; the effects (noun)of this are not completely understood; and whoever'd tell you this would probably affect (verb) a condescending tone.

The goal of the 1960's civil rights movement was to effect (verb) the recognition of racial and gender equality. Outrage was the affect (noun) of those who disagreed with civil rights for all.

Note to those leaving: Please pick up your personal effects (noun) upon departure.

10-30-2003, 09:34 PM
Originally posted by Xei
Ah, hah! Did you have to google it first? Nope

10-31-2003, 01:20 AM
actionbasti, you're a clever little boy aren't you? Same goes to you Xei. It's great being able to take in all the humor of you witty people.

Thanks, UnregdRegd, for your help and willing to explain it to me.

10-31-2003, 01:53 AM

everything has

cause and effect