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Use affect. In this case, it might be better and more understandable if
the word "change" were used.
(for anyone who thinks that "were" is the wrong word, I have used the
conditional tense; reference "if")
And here I lean on something I put together for a column in a weekly
newsletter I do that was picked up by a columnist in a local newspaper
Affect & Effect
"Affect" is always a verb. It is used to indicate the object has been
changed by something the subject has done.
"Effect" is usually a noun. It can also be a verb that is used in the
place of "create."
The moon affect the colors in a strange manner.
The moon had a strange effect on the colors.
My new carpenter skills had a positive effect on the cabinets I made.
The whole idea was to effect a change in my attitude.
The effect of the rain was mud all over.
Thanks for the chance to discuss this.
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On Thu, 1 Feb 2001 10:51:49 -0500 Matt Floyd <Floyd -at- ORsoftware -dot- com>
> Minor Debate: which is correct-
> "Canceling an item in the box will effect the block utilization
> Canceling an item in the box will affect block utilization
> Matt Floyd
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