Affect vs Effect (Grammar)

The English language is filled with difficult grammar and spelling problems.

One that keeps tripping me up is “affect” (verb) versus “effect” (noun). Which word do I use in what context? The following site has been helpful for me to decipher this common grammar error: http://grammar.quickanddirtytips.com/affect-versus-effect.aspx.

Other English elements that make life difficult:

  • its (possessive) vs it’s (it is)
  • your (possessive) vs you’re (you are)
  • their (possessive), they’re (they are) or there (pronoun / adverb)
  • too (also), to (many uses), two (number)
  • … there are too many to list

Happy editing! 🙂

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