581 – Affect vs. Effect

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Today let’s have a look at two words that are often confused in English – affect, which is spelled with an A and effect, which is spelled with an E. These two words are confusing for even native English speakers, so I can imagine how much trouble they can cause for English learners. Well, in this English lesson, I’m going to show you how you can remember the difference between affect and effect and use these words correctly in your English conversations and writing. Let’s check it out.

Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check the transcript for the details.

  • Many homes and other buildings were affected by the recent tornado in Arkansas.
  • Jack said that his company laid off 15% of the staff, but luckily, he wasn’t affected.
  • Seeing the injured dog really affected Kim. She was blue all day.
  • The training at the dog school had a positive effect on my dogs.
  • What is the effect of studying hard? That’s easy – you’ll pass all of your exams.
  • Smoking can have bad effects on your health.
  • Star Wars had amazing special effects.
  • The lighting effects that they use in the musical Spiderman give the illusion that Spiderman is actually flying through the theater.

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