I know there are many places to search it up, but it never seems to be enough. Could anyone tell me a trick to remember it, or maybe some definition that helps?

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There's a short answer, which I will say now: "To affect something/someone" is basically the same as saying "to apply/add an effect to someone". So, affecting something/someone is just adding an effect to that person. Glad I could help you! :)


Affect is a verb and it means to change or modify something or someone. Effect is the result of this.

e.g. The heat will affect the ice at the poles. The effect caused by the heat is obviously the melting of glaciers and rise of sea level.


In a simple languages Effect is noun And Affect is verb


Affect ( verb)To have an influence on; to impress or to move; to produce a change in something or someone.e.g  Poor nutrition affects health

Effect (noun) Something brought about; a result e.g.: They discussed the effect of the law on children.  



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