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April 29th, 2008
03:20 pm


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Help me LJ land. You're my only hope.
Oh, dear.

Set up is "a bad thing has happened"

I am writing:

I believe this will effect/affect *project name here*, as that is the project logged in after the bad thing that happened.

Is it 'effect' or 'affect'?

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Date:April 29th, 2008 08:25 pm (UTC)

Just ran across a discussion of this today.
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Date:April 29th, 2008 08:36 pm (UTC)
Affect is a verb. Effect is a noun.

When you affect something, you have an effect.
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Date:April 29th, 2008 11:26 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I always know which one I want, but I have a hard time explaining to other people WHY it's that way.
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Date:April 29th, 2008 10:06 pm (UTC)
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