RE: Affect and Effect

Subject: RE: Affect and Effect
From: Bill Burns <bburns -at- scriptorium -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 01 Feb 2001 12:07:55 -0700

Effect is a noun and affect is a verb.
The second sentence is the correct one.

Not exactly. You can effect a change, and people can have affects (emotions, dispositions, tendencies) of various kinds.

I think Geoff tried to differentiate between the different senses as well. Here's my attempt.

- You can effect a change.
- The change can have certains effects.
- A person can have an affect that I find irritating.
- A change can affect how I feel.

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