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Effect and Affect - Common Mistakes | English Grammar - English Free Test

Effect and Affect - Common Mistakes | English Grammar - English Free Test


Two words commonly confused by English speakers are 'effect' and 'affect'. 'Affect' is used as a verb and means 'to have an influence on' and 'Effect' is used as a noun and means 'the result'.

AFFECT


Example
  • The dropped catch did not affect the result of the game.
  • The heavy rainfall affected the grains kept in the old warehouse.

EFFECT


Example
  • The effect of the tsunami was devastating.
  • The side effect of the cough syrup was drowsiness.

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