effected or affected?
His learning disability ____ the following areas: reading, reading comprehension, and written expression.
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Affect is the verb.
Effect is the noun.
- jurydocLv 71 decade ago
Both words can be either verbs or nouns. The most common usage of each is affect as a verb (to have an influence on) and effect as a noun (what is the result). However, both can be the other. Affect as a noun means emotional state and effect as a verb means "to bring about." As in, "his head cold effected his bad attitude."
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Affected. It's a synonym for influenced. "Effect" is typically used as a noun. It's use as verb is very specific and uncommon.
- 1 decade ago
to make it simple
affected is a verb, and is placed on the direct object
effected is a noun, such as cause and effect
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- :)Lv 51 decade ago
affected - think of effect as cause and effect