"Affect" may be a verb or a noun, but for the purposes of this lesson, treat each instance of "affect" as a verb meaning "to influence or to change." Examples: 1) Illness affects his patience. 2) She attempted to affect a caring attitude.
"Effect" may be a verb or a noun. As a verb it means to bring about. Example: We will effect the changes we want. As a noun it means result of a cause. Example: What effect will this bring?
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