‘Affect’ or ‘effect’?


Confusing ‘affect‘ and ‘effect‘ is a very common mistake English speakers often make.
Let’s learn how to get it right once and for all. Then test yourself with the quiz below.

Which of the following is correct?
Low-budget special effects
🙂 Correct!
Low-budget special affects
😦 Incorrect!
Which of the following is correct?
This affected his ability to work.
🙂 Correct!
This effected his ability to work.
😦 Incorrect!
Which of the following is correct?
It can have serious side effects.
🙂 Correct!
It can have serious side affects.
😦 Incorrect!
Which of the following is correct?
The effect was dramatic.
🙂 Correct!
The affect was dramatic.
😦 Incorrect!
Which of the following is correct?
It hasn’t really affected my life.
🙂 Correct!
It hasn’t really effected my life.
😦 Incorrect!
Which of the following is correct?
The choice had beneficial effects.
🙂 Correct!
The choice had beneficial affects.
😦 Incorrect!
Which of the following is correct?
The stress is affecting my health.
🙂 Correct!
The stress is effecting my health.
😦 Incorrect!
Which of the following is correct?
The weather may affect your mood.
🙂 Correct!
The weather may effect your mood.
😦 Incorrect!
Which of the following is correct?
It had an immediate effect.
🙂 Correct!
It had an immediate affect.
😦 Incorrect!
Which of the following is correct?
Communities affected by the floods
🙂 Correct!
Communities effected by the floods
😦 Incorrect!
Which of the following is correct?
The effects of antibiotics
🙂 Correct!
The affects of antibiotics
😦 Incorrect!
Which of the following is correct?
Politics could affect the outcome.
🙂 Correct!
Politics could effect the outcome.
😦 Incorrect!
Which of the following is correct?
The long-term effects of the disease
🙂 Correct!
The long-term affects of the disease
😦 Incorrect!
Which of the following is correct?
An illness affecting the colon
🙂 Correct!
An illness effecting the colon
😦 Incorrect!
Which of the following is correct?
He resigned with immediate effect.
🙂 Correct!
He resigned with immediate affect.
😦 Incorrect!
Which of the following is correct?
The plan could take effect next year.
🙂 Correct!
The plan could take affect next year.
😦 Incorrect!
Which of the following is correct?
How does the budget affect people?
🙂 Correct!
How does the budget effect people?
😦 Incorrect!
Which of the following is correct?
The ban came into effect in April.
🙂 Correct!
The ban came into affect in April.
😦 Incorrect!
Which of the following is correct?
The share price was badly affected.
🙂 Correct!
The share price was badly effected.
😦 Incorrect!
Which of the following is correct?
His father’s personal effects
🙂 Correct!
His father’s personal affects
😦 Incorrect!
Which of the following is correct?
The issue mainly affects women.
🙂 Correct!
The issue mainly effects women.
😦 Incorrect!
Which of the following is correct?
Does music have an effect on you?
🙂 Correct!
Does music have an affect on you?
😦 Incorrect!
Which of the following is correct?
It’s bound to affect you.
🙂 Correct!
It’s bound to effect you.
😦 Incorrect!
Which of the following is correct?
About 100 people were affected.
🙂 Correct!
About 100 people were effected.
😦 Incorrect!
Which of the following is correct?
A warm bath has a soothing effect.
🙂 Correct!
A warm bath has a soothing affect.
😦 Incorrect!
Which of the following is correct?
How you feel affects how you perform.
🙂 Correct!
How you feel effects how you perform.
😦 Incorrect!
Which of the following is correct?
I expressed my concern to no effect.
🙂 Correct!
I expressed my concern to no affect.
😦 Incorrect!
Which of the following is correct?
An understanding of cause and effect
🙂 Correct!
An understanding of cause and affect
😦 Incorrect!
Which of the following is correct?
Dry ice is used to great effect.
🙂 Correct!
Dry ice is used to great affect.
😦 Incorrect!
Which of the following is correct?
The audience was visibly affected.
🙂 Correct!
The audience was visibly effected.
😦 Incorrect!