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Bruce, Caroline

Another Grammar Gripe

It looks as though many people have forgotten what the difference is
between "effect" and "affect". An effective example of correct usage
would be:

If we effect those changes, the modifications will affect all of us.

In the last few weeks especially, I've been seeing people consistently
using "effect", when they mean "affect": "This won't effect us", that
sort of thing. How far will the language have slid by the end of the
century, I can't help but wonder.
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I do know the difference between A and An, but I have been known to screw up the affect and effect. Yay for MS word's spelling and grammar checker! So if I screw up on that in the future on LJ, Please, don't be too hard on me. Perdy please? With sugar on top?