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What is the difference between...

Affect and effect and neither and either?

 
fairyinabubble

Asked by fairyinabubble at 8:26 PM on Jul. 9, 2010 in Just for Fun

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Answers (12)
  • Affect with an a means "to influence," as in "Alcohol affected my ability to walk straight." Effect is more like a result. Like, the visual effects in Avatar were good.
    Either and Neither, Both mean one or the other, but neither means "not the 1st or 2nd option"
    What movie do you want to see, Peter Pan or The Little Mermaid? If you say either, you don't care which one you see, but if you say neither, you don't want to see any of them
    If you use a sentence that contains a negative, like "I don't like lima beans" then either would be appropriate because using neither would be putting a double negative in the sentence.
    Mom_2_cuties

    Answer by Mom_2_cuties at 8:34 PM on Jul. 9, 2010

  • Affect is an impact on one's emotions. Effect is a change on a situation or object. Either means one or the other, neither means none of one or the other.
    nicolemstacy

    Answer by nicolemstacy at 8:28 PM on Jul. 9, 2010

  • I always remember it as...
    Affect = Action. Affected is something that is a consequence from an action.
    Effect = Emotion. :]

    Neither and either... my brain shut down. I honestly can't think of how to explain this one. :[
    I used up all my brain juice on the first half. Sorry. :'[
    ManicMomma02

    Answer by ManicMomma02 at 8:29 PM on Jul. 9, 2010

  • after reading nicole's answer, I'm completely confused by mine.... Uh oh.
    ManicMomma02

    Answer by ManicMomma02 at 8:33 PM on Jul. 9, 2010

  • Lol ManicMomma I got confused after reading your answer! I'm beginning to doubt myself now lol
    nicolemstacy

    Answer by nicolemstacy at 8:37 PM on Jul. 9, 2010

  • Affect is a verb.
    Effect is a noun.
    Either means that both options would be fine. (Either this or that.)
    Neither is the negative of either. Both choices would not be fine. (Neither this nor that.)
    Pnukey

    Answer by Pnukey at 8:40 PM on Jul. 9, 2010

  • i failed english lol




    mrswhipple707

    Answer by mrswhipple707 at 8:45 PM on Jul. 9, 2010

  • I might be totally dumb but affect is before and effect is after? like how is this going to affect her?.....and the effectiveness of the medicine was what we thought.....
    not sure....someone give us a clue?! lol
    CAGirl4

    Answer by CAGirl4 at 8:29 PM on Jul. 9, 2010

  • Examples: "That self absorbed girl is very affected" "She is having a real effect on my nerves".
    ILovemyPaulie

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 8:48 PM on Jul. 9, 2010

  • Example: "I would like neither of those cakes" "I cannot decide whether or not I want either of those desserts"

    ILovemyPaulie

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 8:50 PM on Jul. 9, 2010

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