Affect vs effect

Which one means what?
I always get the two confused.

As a verb affect means to have an influence/impact on while effect as a verb it’s more formal and means to achieve, produce smth.

Hi Zantor,

Effect is both noun and verb as in: effect is the result/influence and the verb effect means put into action/carry out as in:

The government has pointed out the bad effect certain drugs have on people and has decided to effect new laws to restrict the sale of these drugs.

Affect is usually a verb and suggests influence as in: Some people are easily affected by the weather and tend to be more cheerful when the sun is shining and less happy when it’s raining.



Yes, thanks. That really clears up my confusion!