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Posted: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 8:12:17 AM

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I'm surprised to see people haven't been raving about 'effect' vs 'affect'.

I just can't get that one right for love nor fucking money. I've had so many people explain it to me, in so many different ways....english tutors, teachers, friends, family...google.... I give up sad1
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Posted: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 8:39:34 AM

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LittleBambi wrote:
I'm surprised to see people haven't been raving about 'effect' vs 'affect'.

I just can't get that one right for love nor fucking money. I've had so many people explain it to me, in so many different ways....english tutors, teachers, friends, family...google.... I give up sad1


The way that i remember them is like this........Effect 'to bring about, the outcome' Affect ' to do something, act on' ......dificult one tho
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LittleBambi wrote:
I'm surprised to see people haven't been raving about 'effect' vs 'affect'.


I get the difference and still mess it up sometimes.


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Posted: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 10:48:11 AM

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chgolf wrote:


The way that i remember them is like this........Effect 'to bring about, the outcome' Affect ' to do something, act on' ......dificult one tho


The mnemonic I was taught was "Anger Always Affects me"

In simplest terms, effect is a noun (usually), affect is a verb (mostly).

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overmykneenow wrote:


The mnemonic I was taught was "Anger Always Affects me"

In simplest terms, effect is a noun (usually), affect is a verb (mostly).


You're "Anger Always Affects me" or is it your???


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Posted: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 4:06:32 PM

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......I'm seeing what you're being said, just like I've heard what everyone has said to me about it over the past fuck knows however many years....but I'm still drawing a blank on it.

Bizarre, really, I'm honestly not that thick. I just can't get my head around it :(
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Posted: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 11:22:09 PM

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LittleBambi wrote:
I've had so many people explain it to me, in so many different ways....english tutors, teachers, friends, family...google.... I give up sad1


I guess no one has been able to explain it to you effectively if it had no effect...or is it no affect? Wait, I'm getting confused now...dontknow


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I can understand people confusing discrete with discreet. What gets me though, is when you hear people say, 'I brought it for £2.' No you didn't you thick twat! You bought it!!!

I'm probably too critical but that particular one just annoys me, sorry.





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Posted: Sunday, May 05, 2013 7:23:56 PM

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Especially for English as a second language people, it can be confusing:

cockhead vs dickhead
pussy vs wussy
fuck it vs Phuket
ain't got no vs I can haz
stick it in vs stick 'em up
head up your ass vs rimming you
going down on you vs sharing the elevator to the lobby
12 inch cock vs reality
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Posted: Sunday, May 05, 2013 9:01:08 PM

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aloud, allowed
assent, ascent
bated, baited
complement, Compliment
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DanielleX
Posted: Sunday, May 12, 2013 7:22:08 AM

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Hung - hanged.

I was taught that it's correct to write, 'the robber was hanged by the neck.' However, broadcasters and journalists etc commonly use hung as the past tense of the verb to hang, in this context. It's not something I ever discussed with my tutor, so not sure if there's a definitive 'correct usage.'



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Posted: Monday, September 30, 2013 11:58:53 PM

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Here you go...just get the right coffee mug to avoid confusion...




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DanielleX
Posted: Tuesday, October 01, 2013 12:51:43 PM

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Prophecy - Prophesy

Inquire - Enquire

Censor - Censure







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DirtyMartini
Posted: Sunday, October 06, 2013 11:58:22 PM

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Alright...this should end a lot of confusion about when to use the various forms of this here word...




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Lynn_MXX
Posted: Friday, November 22, 2013 12:55:17 PM

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I - aye. Ha ha, who'd have thought it possible? Not me, till I saw someone actually do it!
DirtyMartini
Posted: Friday, December 06, 2013 6:46:15 PM

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Never really seen it explained this way before...but, I think this kinda makes sense...




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DirtyMartini
Posted: Sunday, June 01, 2014 10:45:29 PM

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I think this just might be the mother of all confused words list btw...though I'm not sure if it's the words that are easily confused, or the people using them...Regaeman Man

Grammar-Monster.com - Easily Confused Words
http://www.grammar-monster.com/easily_confused_words.htm#qe6cKjeKiD0A3oCt.99



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