Affect and Effect
Affect means “to influence; to change; to assume” as in “The weather affected Thompson.” Most of the time affect is a verb. Effect means “a result; impression” and is usually a noun. “The effect was amazing.” Effect can be used as a verb (to bring about) as in “Thompson hoped to effect change in the system” Tip: Try substituting one of the meanings in the phrase—“Thompson hoped to effect [bring about] change in the system. “The weather affected [influenced] Thompson.”
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