Affect the Effect
- Noun: feeling or emotion (used primarily in the field of
The patient’s face showed no affect at all; he was impossible to read.
- Verb: to have an influence on (substitute the word “change” as a test). Rheumatic fever can affect the heart.
- Noun: Something produced, brought about by a cause (substitute the word “result” or “outcome” to check. The incident had a deleterious effect on our relationship.
- Verb: to bring into existence or to produce (substitute the word “create” to check). Specific genes effect specific bodily characteristics.