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You know when something affected you?
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For some reason, after dealing with a harsh breakup, my body took a huge toll, even though I didn't let it bother me. I couldn't eat for weeks and it came to the point where I almost passed out in the shower, because I was so goddamn weak and malnourished.
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Are you saying do people know the difference between effect & affect? I'm not sure.
Well,
Affect is used as a past tense.
Effect is used as a present tense.

Ex.
The tyrants are affected by the T-Virus. (Keyword: are)
Leon is being effected by the Plaga parasite. (Keyword: being)

So affect is used more as an adjective while effect is used more as a verb.

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Adding this because people can't look down

anzn wrote:
I barely could understand what Freddy96NO tbh. I knew about the noun part, but I thought he meant what I said earlier. It being used as a past or present tense. So I assumed he meant the verb. My effect example would of been right if I worded it differently probably. Like, instead of 'being' I used 'is'.
"Leon is effected by the Plaga Parasite."

Indicating that eventually, the Plaga Parasite will take over & showing the effect. Then that's when you use affect. Because "affect" sort of tells you it was already there at first. So affect is a past tense. You use "effect" as both a present and past tense. Or something like that. Did that make sense?

(Did anyone notice I was talking about Resident Evil? lol)

So I guess if he is wondering "what comes first" or something, then the effect would come first?
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Sentences I have no luck with also^ http://www.vocabulary.com/articles/chooseyourwords/affect-effect/ "You can't affect the creepy poem by reading it, but you can enjoy the effect of a talking bird." effect or effected where effect is there "an effect" while affect going (to affect), something on those lines.
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Um, lots of misunderstandings about "affect" and "effect" here, though I think I get the gist of what Freddy96NO said, I'm still rather confused. Doesn't it boil down to a circular statement that when something has affected you it has had an effect on you?

About definitions and usage:

Affect is most often used as a verb (in common language).
Effect is most often used as a noun (it can be used as a verb, but not in the way anzn explains or shows as an example).

I found this page does a pretty good job at explaining what each word means and giving examples of how they are used: http://web.ku.edu/~edit/affect.html



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lorreen wrote:

Um, lots of misunderstandings about "affect" and "effect" here, though I think I get the gist of what Freddy96NO said, I'm still rather confused. Doesn't it boil down to a circular statement that when something has affected you it has had an effect on you?

About definitions and usage:

Affect is most often used as a verb (in common language).
Effect is most often used as a noun (it can be used as a verb, but not in the way anzn explains or shows as an example).

I found this page does a pretty good job at explaining what each word means and giving examples of how they are used: http://web.ku.edu/~edit/affect.html


Edited a bit:
I barely could understand what Freddy96NO tbh. I knew about the noun part, but I thought he meant what I said earlier. It being used as a past or present tense. So I assumed he meant the verb. My effect example would of been right if I worded it differently probably. Like, instead of 'being' I used 'is'.
"Leon is effected by the Plaga Parasite."

Indicating that eventually, the Plaga Parasite will take over & showing the effect. Then it can turn into an affect.
So I guess you use "effect" as both a present and future tense? Or something like that. Did that make sense?

(Did anyone notice I was talking about Resident Evil? lol)

So I guess if he is wondering "what comes first" or something, then the effect would come first?
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I get more confused my self but if I said it to be affected that is going to be (its going to change the effect or something like that?), while effected is the outcome that is created or is it creating? *spins the wheel of fortune*
Like how I was affected by this poem made this cind of effect on me (where the effect sets it or sets what the affected part was?).
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anzn wrote:

Are you saying do people know the difference between effect & affect? I'm not sure.
Well,
Affect is used as a past tense.
Effect is used as a present tense.

Ex.
The tyrants are affected by the T-Virus. (Keyword: are)
Leon is being effected by the Plaga parasite. (Keyword: being)

So affect is used more as an adjective while effect is used more as a verb.


O.o

Whoever taught you this needs to go back to school.
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anzn wrote:

Are you saying do people know the difference between effect & affect? I'm not sure.
Well,
Affect is used as a past tense.
Effect is used as a present tense.

Ex.
The tyrants are affected by the T-Virus. (Keyword: are)
Leon is being effected by the Plaga parasite. (Keyword: being)

So affect is used more as an adjective while effect is used more as a verb.


O.o

Whoever taught you this needs to go back to school.

What are you referring to exactly? Didn't you look further down the thread? I corrected myself.
Or are you just being salty with me again
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anzn wrote:
Or are you just being salty with me again

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anzn wrote:

Are you saying do people know the difference between effect & affect? I'm not sure.
Well,
Affect is used as a past tense.
Effect is used as a present tense.

Ex.
The tyrants are affected by the T-Virus. (Keyword: are)
Leon is being effected by the Plaga parasite. (Keyword: being)


An affect is a sensation or change in condition, an effect is the result of a Cause.
The documentary emotionally affected me to take action, so I set about and effected a change in my community.

(And oops, "Fake/put-on" is affected. Told ya it was confusing.
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anzn wrote:

What are you referring to exactly? Didn't you look further down the thread? I corrected myself.
Or are you just being salty with me again


Wasn't much of a correction, was it?

1. You used "effected" as an adjective, not a verb.
2. No such adjective exists.
3. The verb "to effect" means to bring about or to make something happen, not to show the effects of something.
4. Your sentence, even in the "corrected" form, makes no sense.

I am not salty. I just dislike it when people who don't know what they're talking about act like they do and end up spreading the wrong information, in this case teaching people horrid grammar. That irks me quite a bit.

OT: The title question of this thread is wrong to begin with. If I'm understanding the thread author correctly, it should be "Do you know when something has affected you?" Well, that or "How do you get affected by some things?" *shrug* Either way, the word effect really has no purpose in this thread unless one is talking about the effects (n.) certain things have on them.
(Maybe you should fix it, lorreen?)


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An affect is a sensation or change in condition, an effect is the result of a Cause.
The documentary emotionally affected me to take action, so I set about and effected a change in my community.

(And oops, "Fake/put-on" is affected. Told ya it was confusing.


Well, in this case, you used 'effect' as a verb meaning to make something happen, but thank you. Excellent example.
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Posted 6/15/15 , edited 6/15/15

Ejanss wrote:
An affect is a sensation or change in condition, an effect is the result of a Cause.

Thank you so much ^^
(mostly what I was pointing towards)
Posted 6/15/15 , edited 6/15/15

Freddy96NO wrote:

Changed it
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"Do you know when something affected you and if by that cause it made an effect?"
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You just made it more confusing for people.... -_-

This is a two part question and should be presented as such.

"Do you know when something has affected you? If so, what were the effects?"

Unless that's not what you're trying to get at; in which case, I really have no idea what you're trying to say anymore.
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