Tag: affect

Do you know when to use affect and effect?

Quiz: affect or effect?

Is it ‘side effect’ or ‘side affect’? Take this quiz to find out if you’re an ace at telling apart these two tricky words!

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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, […]

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Affect or effect? Which word would you use to describe the result of a single domino being knocked over?

Affect or effect?

Lots of people are confused about the difference between affect and effect, two words which have almost the same spelling, but very different meanings. The basic difference between them is that affect is chiefly used as a verb. Its main meaning is ‘to influence or make a difference to’, as in the following example sentences, […]

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Search monitor: what were your top ODO lookups in January?

Top lookups Jan 2010

As part of our occasional search monitor series, here’s a clickable word cloud displaying about 350 of your most-viewed words in Oxford Dictionaries Online during January 2011. It brightened up our day no end (in fact, we were even a little discombobulated) to see that vomitorium had emerged at the top of the pile for […]

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