Writing Tips: Spot the Difference (3): Affect vs Effect
This is one that I see quite a bit, people just have no idea when it comes to affect and effect.
To act on; produce a change in
A result or consequence
When you affect the situation, you have an effect on it.
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2 replies on “Writing Tips: Spot the Difference (3): Affect vs Effect”
You can also effect change (as in: to carry out change), to clear up another confusing use of the words. 🙂
Haha, that’s what I’m trying to do!