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Need help from those who did well in English

If I were to write a sentence such as, "The affects of sleep deprivation, whether short term or long term, can have serious affects on our mental and physical ability to operate in an efficient manner when we are awake." And then the next sentece is, "One of the most obvious effects of lack of sleep is the ability to learn in a way which allows for the retention of information." I am using affect and effect in the correct way, right?! I don't normally have this issue but for some reason I am having serious problems remembering which is which today.
Thanks in advance for any help!

 
ajguinn

Asked by ajguinn at 4:34 PM on Aug. 30, 2009 in Just for Fun

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Answers (8)
  • The affects of Sleep deprivation, whether short term or long term, can affect our mental and physical ability to operate in an efficient manner when we are awake." And then the next sentece is, "One of the most obvious effects of lack of sleep is the ability to learn in a way which allows for the retention of information.


    How about that?

    MAUREEN55

    Answer by MAUREEN55 at 4:56 PM on Aug. 30, 2009

  • I'm sorry, i used to be good in English but now I'm too sleep deprived : (
    Bjoycassell

    Answer by Bjoycassell at 4:36 PM on Aug. 30, 2009

  • My God, as soon as I posted that I see so many other problems too! What is going on with me today!!!
    ajguinn

    Answer by ajguinn at 4:38 PM on Aug. 30, 2009

  • Yes, you are using each correctly! I love english and always got A's in it!
    truthteller0722

    Answer by truthteller0722 at 4:39 PM on Aug. 30, 2009

  • actually no sorry i was wrong, they should both be effect!
    truthteller0722

    Answer by truthteller0722 at 4:40 PM on Aug. 30, 2009

  • Here is a link to "grammar girl" It has a cute mnemonic to help remember the difference.


    http://grammar.quickanddirtytips.com/affect-versus-effect.aspx

    GrnEyedGrandma

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 4:46 PM on Aug. 30, 2009

  • Go with MAUREEN55
    cassie_kellison

    Answer by cassie_kellison at 5:11 PM on Aug. 30, 2009

  • The first sentence second "affect" should be effect, I think.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:23 PM on Aug. 30, 2009

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