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!