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Affect comes from ad- (meaning 'to') and facere (to do/make).  To affect is to do or cause, hence it is a verb. Effect comes from ex- (meaning 'out') and facere again.  The effect (noun) is the outcome or result.  Instead of saying change (which is both noun and verb), to...

We could use 'who compose' if we mean 'the representatives' -- which ones? --> the ones who compose legislature. Also possible would be 'composing' which suggests the ongoing nature of their participation.   The representatives are, we assume, people or agents so we should...

In physics 'absolute' refers to a set value.  Absolute zero is the lowest imaginable temperature; if we consider the molecular structure of ice versus steam we would see the water molecules in steam move much more quickly than in ice.  Where measuring temperature in Celsius compares...

The Kansas-Nebraska act of 1854 created these two territories: Nebraska is north of Kansas [which is north of Oklahoma and Texas], and, as Catharine said, south of South Dakota.  It would be a good idea to memorize these states north to south: North and South Dakota; Nebraska; Kansas; Oklahoma;...