RE: Affect vs. effect?

Subject: RE: Affect vs. effect?
From: "Parker, Cassandra M." <CMPARKER -at- intermedia -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 1 Feb 2001 13:12:34 -0500



-----Original Message-----
From: Parker, Cassandra M.
Sent: Thursday, February 01, 2001 1:11 PM
To: TECHWR-L
Subject: RE: Affect vs. effect?

Matt,

I agree with Doug.

Affect, effect:

1. Affect is a verb meaning to change or influence.
(Inflation affects the buying power of the dollar.)

2. Effect is a verb meaning to bring into existence, to
produce as a result. (Every cause produces more than one effect.)

3. Effect is also a noun meaning result or outcome. (The
report will have the desired effect.)

Cassandra



-----Original Message-----
From: Hart, Geoff
[mailto:Geoff-H -at- MTL -dot- FERIC -dot- CA] <mailto:[mailto:Geoff-H -at- MTL -dot- FERIC -dot- CA]>
Sent: Thursday, February 01, 2001 1:03 PM
To: TECHWR-L
Subject: Affect vs. effect?

Matt Floyd wonders which is correct:

<<Canceling an item in the box will effect
the block utilization
percentage.>>

Only if you mean that cancelling somehow
creates (effects) that percentage.
(One useful mnemonic: "e" in effects and "e"
in create.)

<<Canceling an item in the box will affect
block utilization percentage.>>

Only if you mean that cancelling changes
(affects) that percentage. (One
useful mnemonic: "a" in affects and "a" in
changes).

--Geoff Hart, FERIC, Pointe-Claire, Quebec
geoff-h -at- mtl -dot- feric -dot- ca
<mailto:geoff-h -at- mtl -dot- feric -dot- ca>
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