Affect Vs Effect Grammar Rules

Knowing when to use affect or effect in a sentence can be a challenge. These words are examples of homonyms. Homonyms are words that are similar, but have very different meanings. Other examples of homonyms are accept/except, there/their.

Now, let’s jump right quick into our major topic for today.. Affect Vs Effect.

  • Affect is a verb. It means to produce a change in or influence something
  • Effect is a noun. It is the result or change that occurred.


  • Movies have the power to affect people’s thinking
  • The crime rate in that area will affect the housing market
  • Smoking tobacco can adversely affect your lungs and blood flow
  • A good night’s sleep has a positive effect of your whole day
  • One of the side effects of this particular drug is blurred vision
  • How fast your drive will have an effect on your gas mileage

Do you have a statement to make using Affect/Effect? Try it today at the comments below… Peace!


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