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We've all stumbled over the grammar rule before: affect versus effect. It happens to the best of us. We're typing along, minding our own business, when our fingers start moving faster than our minds. Before we know it, the wrong word ends up on the screen. Sometimes we catch it. Sometimes we don't. But for those of you who still struggle with the difference of affect versus effect, here's a few quick tricks to avoid getting snagged by this rule: The majority of the time, "affect" is a verb and "effect" is a noun. Still scratching your head? If you struggle with differentiating parts of speech like nouns and verbs, try remembering it this way. "Effect" is usually paired with words like "the," "have/had" or "an." - THE EFFECT water had on the plant was noticeable immediately. - Water can HAVE AN EFFECT on plants. - THE special EFFECTS were amazing. "Affect" is usually an action happening... read more

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