Affect vs. Effect

Affect
<verb>
  • To influence something or someone
    • example:  This English class is affecting my mood.
Effect
<noun>
  • A result, consequence, or the outcome of an influence
    • example:  My friends have a positive effect on me.

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Examples

Affect
  • He was affected by her smile.
  • The pain affected his performance.
  • His personality affected everyone around him.
  • Your generosity affects the whole community.
Effect
  • Her smile had a positive effect on him.
  • The pain had a negative effect on him.
  • His personality had an effect on everyone around him.
  • Your generosity had a positive effect on the whole community.
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