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Effect and affect, those words are similar in meaning that is what I am taught.
However, I would like to know some more.
How different situations those work can be used?
Please, tell me examples so that I can distinguish which word can be used in particular situation.
  • mtmjr

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    "Effect" is most always a noun: "The medicine had an effect on his fever."
    "Affect" is a verb: "The medicine affected his fever."

    X affects Y
    X has an effect on Y
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