Sexy Birthday Homonyms: affect & effect
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Welcome to the second full week of celebration for the Sexy Grammarian’s birthday! All month, I’ve been posting a set of easily confused homonyms each weekday. My sexy example sentences guarantee you will never use the wrong word again! Here’s today’s:
Use affect as a verb, to influence, as in:
Her tongue’s toying with my earlobe did not affect my mood at all.
Use effect as a noun, a result, as in:
The sight of her writhing body had an invigorating effect on me.
What is a homonym? Generally speaking, homonyms are any words that sound the same but have different meanings. Read more about homonyms, homophones, and homographs on Wikipedia, and check out this exhaustive homonym list.