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    Quote Originally Posted by HugsBunny View Post
    Affected and Effected drive me bonkers!!!!

    My understanding is - will it Affect me? What was the Effect of it?
    Totally! One is a noun (effect) one is a verb (affecting). Not interchangeable!

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    Default Re: Spelling and Grammar Vent Thread #2

    I'm still stuck on effect and affect.

    It frustrates me i dont get it. So there's my vent!

    I really don't get it.

    Same with when do you use past and passed. As in "I walked past the hospital" or "i walked passed" the hospital. Because I feel like it should be "past" But then it's "I passed by the hospital" or is right? So passed makes more sense than "past" because past is like "you've gotta put your past behind you"......




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    Quote Originally Posted by Boobycino View Post
    I'm still stuck on effect and affect.

    It frustrates me i dont get it. So there's my vent!

    I really don't get it.

    Same with when do you use past and passed. As in "I walked past the hospital" or "i walked passed" the hospital. Because I feel like it should be "past" But then it's "I passed by the hospital" or is right? So passed makes more sense than "past" because past is like "you've gotta put your past behind you"......




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    For effect and affect, try thinking of it so that:

    Affect = something you do. You affect something.
    Effect - the result of something that has been done.

    If it helps, remember them in alphabetical order, i.e., 'you affect the effect' (a before e).

    For past and passed, you can't change the word 'past' as it's history, but you can change 'passed' into 'pass' - therefore that one means you have gone by something (i.e., 'to pass').

    So if you forget, then that may be a way of remembering. 'Past' always refers to time passing. 'Passed' refers to you (or someone) having DONE the passing by - not time. Did I past? No, that makes no sense. Did I pass? Yes.

    I may have confused you even more... It's definitely past my bed time!

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    Did a double take at my frozen pizza box tonight...spot the grammatical error:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Degrassi View Post
    Did a double take at my frozen pizza box tonight...spot the grammatical error:
    Yep: *to

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    Quote Originally Posted by Degrassi View Post
    Did a double take at my frozen pizza box tonight...spot the grammatical error:
    Is it correct to have the exclamations followed by 'pizza'? Just looks wrong.

    Thank you ladies for answering my question on been/being. I'll try to keep the lessons in mind :-)

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    So..... What about effected?

    Or is that not a word.

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    Default Spelling and Grammar Vent Thread #2

    effected past participle, past tense of ef·fect
    Verb
    Cause (something) to happen; bring about.

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    Default Spelling and Grammar Vent Thread #2

    "Affect," except for the specialists mentioned below, is a verb, meaning to cause change in something. "His headache affected his ability to concentrate." Verbs are words of action. So think "A" — Affect, Action — something is Acting on something else.

    "Effect" is usually a noun, a word for a thing, in this case a result of something.

    "Aspirin had the desired effect, and he aced the exam." Think "E" for End Product.

    So much for the most common situations.

    A less common (but useful) form of "effect" is a verb meaning to bring about or cause to happen. "She effected a revolution with her challenge to the grading system."

    A nuanced (and useful) form of "affect" is a verb meaning to move, emotionally, as in "The scene affected her greatly" or "It was a profoundly affecting moment."

    And in the social sciences, alas, "affect" (pronounced AFF'ekt) can be a noun, meaning a feeling or emotion as shown or described by a patient. But we can leave that one to the social scientists.




    These were a couple I googled.

    Looks like effected is less common

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    Default Spelling and Grammar Vent Thread #2

    Does this help Boobycino?
    http://grammar.quickanddirtytips.com...us-effect.aspx

    I usually find her explanations pretty good


 

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