Affect and Effect

J. Cheney

Affect as a verb means: to make a display of liking or using; to put on a pretense of;

Mary affects airs of being a Hollywood movie star when she gets dressed up to go out for a party.

Affect also means to cause a change or variation.

Mary's cold does not affect her willingness to study. She awoke at 5:30 a.m.and studied until 8 a.m.

Effect as a verb means: to cause to come into being.

My new diet effected a weight loss of twenty pounds in three months!

Effect as a noun means: an outcome or result.

The effect of losing so much weight made me stronger physically and emotionally.

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  1. The (affect, effect) of carefully rereading my rough draft and correcting my errors was that I earned an A on my paper!
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  3. The noise in the room (affected, effected) my ability to concentrate, so I had to leave to find a quieter spot to study.
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  5. The new brightly colored wallpaper (affects, effects) my mood and makes me feel happier.
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  7. Mary was so depressed that she showed no (affect, effect) in her emotions. She showed no emotion.
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  9. Taking that drug has negative (affects, effects), so I looked for another medicine.
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