Bonus Writing Tip Wednesday: Affect vs. Effect

You get a bonus writing tip this month because I’ve been seeing this one A LOT lately and I’d like to set the record straight.

Affect vs. Effect

Affect is a verb.

Effect is a noun.

In case you’re struggling to remember your parts of speech, here are a few definitions to help you out:

Verb: a word that shows action or state of being

Noun: a person, place, thing, or idea

Here are a few examples:

The weather always affects the farmers’ crops.

A parent’s own upbringing often affects the way she raises her children.

The special effects in that movie were impressive.

The painting technique produced the desired effect in the living room.