What's difference between "impact" and "affect" as a verb?

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  • 3 weeks ago

    An event, or situation can 'impact' your life, and it can also 'affect' it. Here, the words are used as verbs. Generally, 'impact' has a more dramatic connotation.

    Just be careful to use 'affect' as a verb, and 'effect' correctly, as a noun, In the following example, 'effect' and 'impact' are not verbs; they are nouns:

    'The ongoing family feud had a significant impact on the each person's life.'

    'The ongoing family feud had a significant effect on each person's life.'

  • 4 weeks ago

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Affect is usually a verb, and it means to impact or change. Effect is usually a noun, an effect is the result of a change. Watch out! There are certain situations and fixed phrases that break the general usage rules for these words.

  • 4 weeks ago

    The use of 'impact' as a verb is relatively recent, and in my view it is utterly unnecessary, as it generally means exactly the same as the verb 'affect'.

    New taxation laws will affect the income of highly paid professionals.

    New taxation laws will impact the income of highly paid professionals.

    In this context there is no difference in meaning, and no need to use 'impact' when we've been using 'affect' like this for centuries.

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  • zipper
    Lv 6
    4 weeks ago

    His punch had great impact which resulted in the affect of a broken jaw. Impact is the cause, affect it what it caused. They are not the same, but one does lead to the other.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Impact means having an effect and affect means to negativily influence some thing.

  • John P
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    The verb "affect" has been in use for many hundreds of years. The use of "impact" as a verb is probably less than 40 years old. In my young days in Britain in the 1950s the word "impact" was only a noun.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Impact is something that could happen whereas the affect is usually talking about past tence.

    Aka, the affect of ..

    The impact of .. will be detrimental

  • 4 weeks ago


  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    impact requires a collision

    affect merely means to influence negatively

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