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In addition to being the present participle of the verb affect, affecting can serve as a word on its own that is only related to affect in the vaguest of senses. Before moving on to the definition of that word, some of you who aren’t grammar experts might want to know what a present participle […]


People often confuse affect and effect. The way to remember which is which is to remember that affect begins with “a” and effect begins with “e.” On second thought, that’s not much help, is it? Never mind. You’re on your own. Affect, the word with an “a” at the beginning, has one noun meaning and […]