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  •  Effect is a noun, Affect is the word you're (1+ / 0-)
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    looking for.

    I refuse to represent my political beliefs using numbers. It isn't accurate, nor is it helpful. But I'm around a -10 on both scales.

    by AoT on Sun Jul 10, 2011 at 10:48:48 AM PDT

    •  Nope - - (4+ / 0-)
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      loisquick, shenderson, terabthia2, Matt Z

      "Affect" and "Effect" are both nouns and verbs -
      And the source of much confusion.

      Affect (n) - mannerism
      Affect (v) - to influence
      Effect (n) - result
      Effect (v) - to cause or produce

      His affect was one of studied nonchalance.
      The sinking of the Titanic affected basic maritime regulations.
      The Bradley Effect usualy reduces votes for African American candidates.
      In order to effect change, you have to be willing to work for it.

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