RE: Affect and Effect
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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