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Old 05-19-2009, 05:57 PM   #1
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Default Affects vs Effects

Which of these is correct:

I think that our foreign policy affects the current situation.

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I think that our foreign policy effects the current situation.


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They are both correct!
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Old 05-19-2009, 06:19 PM   #2
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Default Re: Affects vs Effects

But they mean completely different things.
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Old 05-19-2009, 07:02 PM   #3
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Yeah, one means that it changes the current situation, the other means it CAUSES the current situation.
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Old 05-19-2009, 11:07 PM   #4
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Default Re: Affects vs Effects

So what's the point?
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Old 05-20-2009, 04:51 AM   #5
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Grammar does not need a point...
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Old 05-20-2009, 04:56 AM   #6
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I was asking about the point of the thread. Forget my question if this was a grammar test
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