Affect Versus Effect Ethereal Versus Ephermeral Betrayed

There’s no getting around it. English grammar is a complicated thing. Is there anyone who gets it right all the time?

Two words appear high on the errors list: affect and effect.

Affect is a verb. It means to have an effect on someone, to touch someone in some way.

Effect is a noun – to cause something to happen or a change or result because of an action.

If we just remember that affect is a verb and effect is a noun, we should have no problem.

Two words that I often mix up are:

ethereal – delicate, light, to perfect for this world

 

and

 

ephemeral – lasting for a short time, such as a plant.

 

What two words do you have problems with?

 

Read Part 1 of Chap 5 Betrayed, my latest novel on Wattpad: Wattpad Chapter 5 Betrayed

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Love, Honor, and Respect

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