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Do you know the difference between affect and effect?

Affect or effect: a visual guide

What’s the difference between affect and effect?

We know that a lot of people get confused about the difference between affect and effect – so we’ve put together a handy infographic to help you out. You can even print it out and stick it above your desk for quick reference. All the essentials are here, but for further examples and a more detailed look at affect versus effect. If you’re feeling confident, you can also test yourself with ourĀ affect or effect quiz.

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The difference between affect and effect: Affect is chiefly used as  a verb meaning 'to influence or make a difference to'. Effect is most commonly used as a noun meaning 'a result or influence'. Effect can also be a verb meaning 'to bring something about as a result' in a more formal context.

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