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Most simply, as Dannie B. wrote, "affect" is a verb, and "effect" is a noun.  "The lightning burst affected my vision briefly, causing the effect of starbursts in my eyes." This is a terrible sentence, but I hope makes the point.

Using the passive voice is not "wrong" but it is often not effective, especially in telling a story. It leaves the importance of the people involved in the action expressed vague. For instance, "Charlie bit me" (active) might be the beginning of a powerful story about the...

A simple division expression is x/y.  This expression can have many different answers, depending on what the number 'x' is, and what the number 'y' is.  So one division expression can have many answers, depending on the values assigned to x and y.  The math always remains the same...