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Updated on Wednesday, August 6

#19589

OMG: Does it bother anyone else that people can't tell the difference between effect and affect?

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  1. How does that effect you?

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    1. talk about the affect on OP eh..

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  2. It bothers me because I have only recently gotten used to using them right. Still have trouble sometimes. Makes me sad.

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  3. newbiuhdie kqaihers lawl

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  4. It has no affect on me.

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  5. affect=verb, effect=noun

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    1. Not always.
      See: http://xkcd.com/326/

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    2. @5a damn that's next level

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  6. I had an entire course on this once: DRAMA 101A

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  7. DRAMA 101A! This issue still haunts me to this day because of that course.

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  8. They don't bother me as much as comma splices..

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  9. Why does it bother you, OP?

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  10. Yes, sometimes. It's annoying having to read people mixing up the two. "Then" and "Than" are even worse, grrr.

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  11. DR. JRS REPRESENT! DRAMA 101A FOREVER

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  12. Not as much as when I'm reading online articles with blatant spelling mistakes. Grammar, or misusing words, meh, I can understand somewhat. But not using spell check hell no.

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  13. that's why I've combined them. Now I only write aeffect. I've never went back!

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  14. You have affected my affect. Just kidding, the effect was totally effected.

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