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  1. Rye83

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    A lot of time on you hands @Wrye83 to call me out over a word misspelled or misused!
     
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    I wasn't trying to "call you out". I just thought you might like to know.

    I used to be a horrible speller. I appreciate people telling me when my spelling or grammar is f*cked (or when I'm doing/saying aything else wrong).

    I still avoid using the words affect/effect (when effect is needed as a verb). Will spend a lot of time completely restructuring a sentence to avoid using them. Reading the definitions does absolutely nothing to help for some reason. maybe someone has a easy way to remember when each should be used?
     
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    Yes, those two are extremely confusing!! In general, "affect" is used as a verb. "How did the weather affect your symptoms?" "Effect is usually used as a noun. "What was the effect of the weather on your symptoms?"

    I will add that they can both be used as verbs or nouns: "Here are his personal effects." You can use "affect" as a noun, but the "a" will have a short "a" sound as opposed to the "uh" sound: "What was his affect after the accident?" In this instance affect is referring to his emotional status.

    I would stick with using affect as a verb and effect as a noun.

    So glad I could clear this up for you!!
     
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    That would be its use as a noun wouldn't it? Maybe the military term "fire for effect" would be its use as a verb? Then again, that could be both a noun or a verb in that phrase.

    But here's what gets me:
    effect
    verb - cause (something) to happen; bring about.
    "nature always effected a cure"

    affect
    verb - have an effect on; make a difference to.
    "the dampness began to affect my health"

    It is d*mn near the same thing. I see there is a subtle difference in the definition....my brain just has a really hard time comprehending it for some reason.

    And using effect in the definition for affect? :meh: Cheeky f*ckers.
     
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    LOL...it's crazy, isn't it??!! Here is a website I found that sort of breaks it down, but it is still clear as mud:
    Affect vs. Effect | Grammar Quizzes

     
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    Oops, cannot all be Off Topic as we are in the Off Topic forum :clown:
     
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    It seams to me that a lot of people can be affected by an over allotment of effect.:cautious:
     
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    d*mn I thought I was the only one who was turning into a grammar Nazi with age! :smuggrin:

    The English language really has A LOT to answer for! Helping the Daughter to speak concise English here, we have stumbled across a lot of words that really make no sense, especially those words with more than one meaning when spoken aloud instead of written. One of the biggest p*ss off's for me is when writing, I recall what I was taught in School; "I before E except after C" that sticks in my head everytime I write something and so often, I have to go back and correct it! :confused:

    I WISH I had Google when I was going to School, I would have Schooled my Teachers! :shifty:

    Category:English words not following the I before E except after C rule - Wiktionary
     
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    The beauty of the Internet is that people can make mistakes in their spelling or grammar without being called out. The same with email I get where there are typos and stuff. No big deal to me but some people are anal and can't get over it! Just my opinion! I guess I need to be more consciences what I am typing on this forum! When I was in the military we called this kind of stuff "Chicken Sit!"
     
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