Effect is a noun. Effect means a result or consequence. Affect is a verb. Affect means to have an effect or to make a difference. As you can see, it is difficult to tell when to use effect aned when to use effect.
How do you use Effect in a Sentence?
Smart phones have a huge effect on our lives.
In this sentence, effect is a noun. Smart phones are also a noun. Have is the verb that makes this sentence work.
What about affect?
Smart phones affect our lives every day.
In this sentence affect is a verb.
Are you confused? It's OK! This is very confusing. I only began to truly understand this in university when I was studying English and Journalism.
I love teaching English and talking about grammar. It can be confusing, even for native speakers. It is fun to compare English grammar with Japaense grammar too. I think it helps students remember it better.
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