User:
Password:

Home | New Examples | Popular | Top | Submit Examples | Request Examples

For example: Metaphors, hiatuses, adjectives, nouns,...
You are here: Examples10.com > Language and literature > Vocabulary > Affect vs Effect use

Examples of Affect vs Effect use


Affect vs Effect use

Post by natttt
Posted on 2011-01-20 19:37:54
Affect is a verb with several different meanings.

1. To have an influence on, contribute to a change in
What you do affects all of us
This decision will affect the outcome of the elections
Inflation is affected by natural disasters

2. To touch, move; to act on the emotions of
I was profoundly affected by this movie
His actions were not affected by her pleas

3. To simulate
He likes to affect a British accent
She always affected her eccentricity

In psychology, affect is a noun which refers to a "feeling" or "emotion":

Your son"s lack of affect explains why you find it difficult to gauge his moods.


Effect is most commonly used as a noun, and has three meanings.

1. Result, something brought about by someone or something
What was the effect of her decision?
Side effects include nausea and fatigue
I don"t think it will have any effect on the outcome
The law will go into effect tomorrow
You can clearly see the cause and effect

2. Something that gives the impression/sense of something else
The special effects were amazing
Mirrors will give the effect of a larger space
He said that just for effect

3. Effects can refer to belongings
Did you bring any personal effects?


As a verb, to effect means "to bring about, lead to a result"
The only way to effect change is to participate
What is the best way to effect these improvements?
This should effect a whole new way of thinking about it


Is this example useful?
 (100%) YES    NO (0%)


To share this example, copy and paste this code into your website, blog or forum:


Comments
To leave a comment, you must register for free or if you are already registered log in.

Has not written any comments yet.


Related examples
Always singular nouns Posted on 2011-05-07 19:07:20
Examples of nouns that always are singular: water wine rice music coffee advice flu air sugar tea anger knowledge weather furniture...
Possessive nouns Posted on 2011-05-07 19:05:19
A possessive noun is one which is possessed by a proper noun (name of person, place or animal) in a phrase. Examples of possessive nouns: ...
Hyphenated nouns Posted on 2011-05-07 19:02:24
Some "compound nouns" are hyphenated nouns. There are three forms of compound words: - The closed form, in which the words are melded toget...
Cocrete and abstract nouns Posted on 2011-05-07 19:00:39
All things that are concrete you can touch: dog cat sofa toast cheese More examples of concrete nouns: dirt, rock, apple, penicl, table, per...
Collective nouns Posted on 2011-05-07 18:57:39
Examples of collective nouns (list): herd of antelope, army of ants, colony of ants, swarm of ants, shrewdness of apes, flange of baboons,...
© 2010 Examples10.com · Compilation of examples, samples with definitions of all free   Legal Notice | Contact | Pending

eXTReMe Tracker