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Thread #132499   Message #4077889
Posted By: Nigel Parsons
02-Nov-20 - 11:47 AM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
saves the trouble of deciding whether to say "affect", "effect",

Yes, always a difficult choice. A writing guide used in HMRC stated that the correct usage should be easy, as "affect is a verb and effect is a noun".

Unfortunately that isn't always the case.