You know what really grinds my gears........
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30-09-2015, 05:37 PM
RE: You know what really grinds my gears........
(26-09-2015 09:41 PM)DLJ Wrote:  
(26-09-2015 04:56 PM)Chas Wrote:  *affected Smile

Thanks. I always struggle with that one.

I was taught ... 'affect' as in affectation; airs and graces... 'effect' as in cause to change.

In this case I first wrote 'affect' and then changed it to 'effect'.

Next time, I'll just write 'changed'.


An easier rule of thumb is when you need a verb, choose "affect", while if it's a noun you want, use "effect".

But, like many rules of thumb, there are exceptions.

One can effect change to affect the outcome.

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