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Difference among influence, affect and effect

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Created Date: Mon 06 Feb 2012

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What are the differences among influence, affect and effect?

 

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Affect is a verb.
Ex: Inflation affects the buying power of the dollar.

Effect is a noun.
Ex: The drug had an immediate effect on the pain.

Influence has the same meaning as the word affect.
+ The first difference is that it can be used as a noun or a verb.
+ The second difference is that it's usually used when there is a sense of control being exerted, especially when there is a specific result.
Ex: The preference of your boss can influence your decision making.


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