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Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Affect or Effect

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Away from the desk and all things computer for the moment. So, I’ll keep things going with scheduled blogs dealing with the language we use as writers. I hope you’ll forgive me if I don’t reply to any comments for the time being, but I’m having a very well-earned (I think so, anyway) rest from work for a couple of weeks.

When to use Affect or Effect:

affect: to influence, to pretend.  ‘I became President because I want to affect the way the country is governed.’

effect: a consequence, a result.  ‘The effect of Madonna's outfit was predictable.’ 
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