Affect v/s Effect
Most of you get confused between “affect and effect” . These two words are the most commonly confusing words in the English language. Let’s understand the difference between the two and learn with a few interesting examples. Different spellings with different meaning but same pronunciation
Affect : as a verb
Affect is a verb that means “to act on or change someone or something,” as in “The change will affect everyone.” We use affect as a verb, an action word which shows something happening. In a simple way we can say it means to influence or produce a change.
Let’s learn through some examples:
- COVID-19 affected the lives of everyone globally.
- The Obe system is affecting the knowledge of children.
- Try to control your decisions which affect your mental health.
Effect: as a noun
Effect is a noun which means a change that results when something is done or happens, or a particular feeling or mood created by something.
In a simple way we can conclude that a change that is caused by something or a result is called effect.
Let’s clarify through some examples:
- The side effects of the medicine were very bad.
- How does the artist create the effect of moonlight?
- The effect of acid rain on the lakes and forests was terrible.