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Difference between Affect and Effect

The verb affect means to influence or change. The moon and sun can affect the ocean’s tides. The verb effect means to bring about or accomplish. The new CEO effected a few minor changes to the company. The noun effect means result. One effect of the drought was a skimpy corn crop. Memory hook: If […]

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Difference between Aerial and Ariel

Aerial refers to a radio antenna or something else that reaches into the air. Before cable TV, many people put TV aerials on their roofs. Aerial photography is becoming one of her favorite pastimes. Ariel refers to a kind of gazelle or the brightest moon of Uranus. The ariel gazelle is under two feet tall […]

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