Monday, January 30, 2006

Affect & Effect Exercise

Load as comment one example of the misuse of affect or effect. Cite where you found this and give url.

54 comments:

Andrew Gasdick said...

Andrew Gasdick
Section 2670

"Network Strategy Partners, LLC (NSP) -- management consultants to the networking industry -- helps equipment vendors, service providers, and enterprises around the globe make strategic decisions, mitigate risk and affect change through custom consulting engagements."

The phrase "affect change" should read "effect change."

Taken from PRNewswire: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/01-31-2008/0004747017&EDATE=

Kristen said...

Kristen Scheff
Section 2670

"What AptSoft Director for CEP, the company's key product, does is weave itself into the mangled mess of applications that companies have, and having done that, it can sift through information contained in it (based on thousands and thousands of rules created by the company) and make correlations between the data and react to it, in real time, to affect a change."

The phrase "affect a change" should be "effect a change."

Found through Google News at http://www.itjungle.com/tug/tug013108-story09.html

Kathryn Rathmann said...

"This is in addition to the Clinton campaign's efforts to confuse voters and call into question the at-large caucus sites which clearly had an affect on turnout at these locations."

Should be "had an effect.."

Found on The Washington Times Web site:
http://video1.washingtontimes.com/bellantoni/2008/01/team_obama_report_mischief.html

musicprincss said...

Sarah Hsu
Section 2672

Headline: "CME bid won't effect planned steel futures: NYMEX"

"Effect" in this context should read "affect."

Found through Google News at: http://www.reuters.com/article/rbssFinancialServicesAndRealEstateNews/idUSL297827720080129

jaclyn stark said...

Jaclyn Stark
Section 2671

"I really don't think Machen's endorsement had any affect in Alachua County," he said.

Should be "....had any effect...."

Taken from:
http://www.gainesville.com/article/20080130/NEWS/801300339/1002/NEWS

Amrita said...

Amrita Ford
Section 2672

The Houston Chronicle (via Google News)
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/fn/5498400.html


In Coral Gables, voter Juan Sague, 67, said he supported slot machines but was skeptical about whether the tax revenues for education will truly be significant enough to have an affect as they are spread throughout Florida.


**"An affect" should be "an effect" because "an" precedes the phrase. Also, effect is the correct word to mean consequence or result.

KIM WILMATH said...

Kim Wilmath
Section 6011

"But the plant is outside of city limits and does not pay property taxes to the city or even buy sewer and water service from the city, so the affect is only indirect, he said."

(should be "the EFFECT is only indirect")

From the Houston Chronicle:
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/fn/5503700.html


"In a conference call with analysts Wednesday, Boeing officials said they don't expect the delay to have a "significant" effect to 2008 earnings, though it was still assessing how it would effect earnings in 2009, the first year when the company would have to pay penalty fees to airlines."

(The second "effect" should be "affect," as in, "how it would AFFECT earnings in 2009")

From the Los Angeles Times:
http://travel.latimes.com/articles/la-trw-dreamliner17jan17

KIM WILMATH said...

Kim Wilmath
Section 6011

"But the plant is outside of city limits and does not pay property taxes to the city or even buy sewer and water service from the city, so the affect is only indirect, he said."

(should be "the EFFECT is only indirect")

From the Houston Chronicle:
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/fn/5503700.html


"In a conference call with analysts Wednesday, Boeing officials said they don't expect the delay to have a "significant" effect to 2008 earnings, though it was still assessing how it would effect earnings in 2009, the first year when the company would have to pay penalty fees to airlines."

(The second "effect" should be "affect," as in, "how it would AFFECT earnings in 2009")

From the Los Angeles Times:
http://travel.latimes.com/articles/la-trw-dreamliner17jan17

hanna said...

CNNMoney.com (via Google News)

http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/articles/newstex/AFX-0013-22612621.htm

"In line with recommendations from the Competition Commission, the Secretary of State for Business and Enterprise, John Hutton, said the pay-TV giant's 17.9 pct stake in ITV resulted in a substantial lessening of competition within the UK TV market, although it did not have an adverse affect on media plurality."

It should be an adverse effect on media plurality.

And in the same article...

"'In addition, we believe BSkyB has been given sufficient time to effect the share sale. We argue that this ruling could alleviate some of the overhang fears that dogged the ITV shares for much of 2007,' Wisch added."

It should be 'time to affect the share sale.'

Laurie K. Blandford said...

Laurie K. Blandford
2672


The New York Times:
Ericsson Posts Lower Profit and Announces Job Cuts
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published: February 1, 2008

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) -- Wireless equipment maker LM Ericsson AB reported a sharp drop in fourth-quarter net profits and said Friday it would lay off around 1,000 employees in Sweden because of costs cuts....
''Totally in the world... As a rule of thumb, I'm sure that a thousand (people) per billion is probably in the neighborhood of where it's going to end up,'' Svanberg said, without elaborating. All parts of Ericsson's business would be effected by the savings, he said....

[effected => affected]

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/business/AP-Earns-Sweden-Ericsson.html?ex=1202533200&en=bc89d455056a8642&ei=5070&emc=eta1

Anonymous said...

"The Authors concluded that their results suggest that reduction of compulsions is the process through which both ERP and CT AFFECT CHANGE."

--should be effect change--

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/94539.php

"Asked whether even drinking the last two glasses of Ricard an hour or so before the crash would have HAD AN AFFECT on Mr Paul's reactions and ability to drive"

--should be had an effect--

http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/article-23433410-details/Diana+death+driver+'may+have+had+8+glasses+of+spirit'+when+he+took+to+the+wheel/article.do

Anonymous said...

..........I forgot to write my name............The comment above is by Erin Green............

Marilee Griffin said...

"In Coral Gables, voter Juan Sague, 67, said he supported slot machines but was skeptical about whether the tax revenues for education will truly be significant enough to have AN AFFECT as they are spread throughout Florida."

Should be "enough to have an effect."

Slot Machine Backers Hit Jackpot -Houston Chronicle- Jan 30, 2008

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/fn/5498400.html

scohier said...

M. Scohier

In headline: New Sex Offender Laws Take Affect In 8 States
--should be: Take Effect


Taken from Crime Control Digest
http://findarticles.com/p/search?qt=take+affect&qf=all&qta=1&tb=art&x=0&y=0

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Anonymous said...

Angel McCurdy
Section 2670

(on Google News)
Republican campaign strategists also doubt the amendment will have any affect on the primary results.

"any affect" should be "any effect"

Miss Muse said...

"Some of the factors that may have made these patients more susceptible include the presence of food allergies, the patient's level of immunosuppression . . . and the types of drugs administered, such as steroids and chemotherapy, that AFFECT their ability to fight infections," UF infectious disease expert Dr. Robert Lawrence said in October.

Taken from GainesvileSun:
http://www.gainesvillesun.com/article/20080203/NEWS/802030311

Anonymous said...

Melissa Grajales
section 6011


"I learned during my 20 years in elected office that government yields very slowly and very painfully to change," says Franks. "We rarely get the chance to affect meaningful change. When an opportunity presents itself, we must act. This is that opportunity."

"to affect meaningful change" should read "to effect meaningful change"

found through Google News
http://www.depauw.edu/news/index.asp?id=20871

Hilary said...

Hilary Lehman
section 2670
"In Coral Gables, voter Juan Sague, 67, said he supported slot machines but was skeptical about whether the tax revenues for education will truly be significant enough to have an affect as they are spread throughout Florida."

"an affect" should be "an effect"
-The Houston Chronicle Web site, http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/fn/5498400.html

Anonymous said...

Lindsey Tassin
Section 2670

"After discussions were held between the Ministry of Transport and private bus owners, a 4.6% increase on bus fares was agreed upon and came into affect on Friday pushing even the minimum distance ticket to Rs.6."

After the word "into" effect should be used instead of affect.

http://www.sundaytimes.lk/080203/News/news0016.html

Becca said...

Rebecca Ganzak
Section 2672

"If the recession is prolonged and it gets deeper than people think, that's clearly going to have an affect on us."


-it should say "have an EFFECT..."

Found using Google News
from The Morning News in Arkansas
http://www.nwaonline.net/articles/2008/02/03/news/020408lrrecession.txt

emilyrisi said...

Chae Hopes to Affect Change for Koreans Through Assembly Position
Suchan Chae carries with him the experience of an economist and an underlying desire to help his countrymen in his new role as a member of South Korea’s legislature.

this should read "hopes to effect change"

madison2 said...

Madison Cheatwood
Section 2670

"There were trees on several lines that were affected, but the one that had an affect on us was the line from Prescott,” Booker said.

It should be "had an effect"

Found through YahooNews:
http://www.hopestar.com/articles/2008/01/30/news/news3

Anonymous said...

Mauri Mohler
Section 2671

"Every person that will be in that room this evening has been effected by cancer either personally or through a friend or family..."

should be
"...has been affected by cancer..."


http://www.walb.com/Global/story.asp?S=7814490&nav=menu37_2

maurielle said...

Mauri Mohler
Section 2671



"Every person that will be in that room this evening has been effected by cancer either personally or through a friend or family. "


should be "has been affected by cancer..."

http://www.walb.com/Global/story.asp?S=7814490&nav=menu37_2

A said...

April Dudash
Section 6011

Taken from Forbes.com: http://www.forbes.com/markets/feeds/afx/2008/01/31/afx4598323.html

Headline: "A change in output would have no affect on oil price"

"Affect" should read "effect."

I don't think they meant to use "affect" as a noun, which means "emotional expression." Oil prices don't have emotion, unless there's something the oil industry isn't telling us.

Anonymous said...

Brett Daly
Section 6011

Gainesville Sun:

"I really don't think Machen's endorsement had any affect in Alachua County," he said. "Peoplelook to Machen for leadership on UF governance issues. Voters do not look to university presidents for political endorsements unless they've served in a political capacity. It really doesn't carry any weight."

http://www.gainesville.com/article/20080130/NEWS/801300339/1002/NEWS

Anonymous said...

Ashley Furrow
Section 6011

"That would take affect after about 20 minutes and worked most of the time, she said."

--should say take effect

Taken from pantagraph.com:
http://www.pantagraph.com/articles/2008/02/04/health/doc47a77a5a7e9cb020639645.txt

soleilbell said...

Seau reaction
written by John Tomase
"...(on if he is going to retire) 'I haven’t thought about the future. I am having to much fun.'

(on if the loss will effect his decision to retire or not) 'No, this will not effect my decision.'”

http://www.bostonherald.com/blogs/sports/patriots/?p=2161&srvc=sports&position=recent

kristen humphrey sect. 2670

Stacy Fournier said...

Stacy Fournier
Section 2670

1. "He added that consumers are likely to be effected by increased unemployment and lower wage increases."
-"likely to be effected" should read "likely to be affected"
-Yahoo News, Business World

alyssa said...

Alyssa LaRenzie
Section 2672

"The effected residents, about 50 homes near the intersection of Fifth and Orange streets, safely may use city water for food preparation and consumption, city officials said. The water main was repaired by noon Thursday."

http://gazetteonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080204/NEWS/439981759

Mary Mancone said...

Motorists all over the nation have been suffering pain at the fuel pumps, but the constant shifting of prices isn’t having an affect on Marion County school buses yet.

Should read "an effect"

The Times West Virginian
http://www.timeswv.com/intodayspaper
/local_story_034004639.html

Marly said...

Marly Falcon
Section 6011

"Researchers make new discoveries on what does and doesn't affect immune system"

http://www.physorg.com/news121366855.html

"Little League’s rules changes affect American teams abroad"

http://www.stripes.com/article.asp?section=123&article=52204

Anonymous said...

Post BY: Lindsay Smith

Web site: http://classic-american-fiction.suite101.com/article.cfm/the_affects_of_beauty_and_goodness

"The affects of beauty and goodness..."

'Affects' should be 'effects' because 'affects' is a verb.

Sara said...

"I am convinced that if this heart-wrenching video had aired, it would have gotten through and had a positive effect on young people in America. Perhaps it could have even saved some lives."

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/entertainment/news/sns-ap-tv-ledger-video,0,7575084.story

Sara said...

Sara Ajluni
Section 6011

''The Congress-led Government at the Centre thinks that the Indo-US nuclear deal is attractive and the scheme is for the national interest. But, this deal will severely effect our foreign policy,'' he said. - Bureau Report

...this deal will severely AFFECT...

Anonymous said...

Aaron Bergeson

Section 6011

Let's talk a little bit about this issue, where it is going, who it is effecting, and who...

Should be "who it is affecting"

From Fox News Special Report
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,311939,00.html

SEtheridge said...

Shelby Etheridge
Section 6011

The biotech company General BioTechnology LLC in Indianapolis, Indiana has developed a machine that filters out the DMSO from thawed stem cells and therefore lessens the negative affect of the preservative on the patient.

In this paragraph affect is used incorrectly. I found this article on newswire.com through Google News.

http://www.newswiretoday.com/news/29308/

Jessica Chasmar said...

Jessica Chasmar
Section 6011
chasmarj@ufl.edu

The ramped-up affect of “Against the Machine,” its air of haste and its ad hominem quality are uncomfortably reminiscent of the blogs (Lee) Siegel so dislikes.

Log On. Tune Out. - By John Lanchester

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/03/books/review/Lanchester-t.html?_r=1&scp=6&sq=little+affect&st=nyt&oref=slogin

Tatiana Navarro said...

Tatiana Navarro
Section 2671

http://www.fox12news.com/Global/story.asp?S=7820969

"Exline also believes some students left the district because of layoffs at Micron and Albertson's effected their parents."

It should be "affected" instead of "effected."

Anonymous said...

Holli Horton
section 2671

How the leading Democratic and Republican presidential candidates' tax proposals could affect your take-home pay. By Jeanne Sahadi, CNNMoney.com NEW YORK

tyler2685 said...

Headline: Soft-pedals McCain-Feingold's Effect on Campaigns, Free Speech

http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/ken-shepherd/2008/01/28/ap-soft-pedals-mccain-feingolds-affect-campaigns-free-speech

tyler2685 said...

AP Soft-pedals McCain-Feingold's Effect on Campaigns, Free Speech

http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/ken-shepherd/2008/01/28/ap-soft-pedals-mccain-feingolds-affect-campaigns-free-speech

Should be "affect"

Chris Myers said...

What must always be remembered is that the definition of a disability under the DDA is a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on the ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities. Should be affect. Google News

With a bolstered resolve to effect real change in our planet, they’re set more than ever to chase after their valiant goals. Should be affect.
Google News

noelsanchez said...

Noel Sanchez
section 2670

BBC News
"We want the Post Office to really understand the affect this closure could have and to reconsider their decision."

"The affect" should be "The effect"

ABC News Australia
The Northern Territory deputy Opposition leader says the Government should come clean on how the national teacher shortage is effecting the Territory.

"is effecting" should be "is affecting"

kelli said...

This adjustment will not have an affect on the salaries of the current chancellors, meaning Wiley will make the same tomorrow as he does today, Pruitt said, but the adjusted range will affect the new chancellors to be chosen by fall.

"have an affect" should be "have an effect" because it is preceded by a participle

The Badger Herald
http://badgerherald.com/news/2008/02/05/regents_want_salarie.php

Sara R. said...

Sara Rubin, Section 2672

Sun-Sentinel- Jan. 29

"Sunrise resident Mary Pirone, 56, voted against the proposed amendment.

Pirone, who works part-time at McDonalds, said she was confused by the property tax amendment, so opted to reject it.

"I'm concerned it might have a bad affect," Pirone said."

Should read: Had a bad EFFECT.

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/politics/elections/sfl-129elextax,0,408610.story

A.J. said...

A.J. Davidson
Section 2671

"Such misconnections are already thought to affect babies exposed to nicotine before birth, but this goes further..."

Should be "effect babies"

Taken from http://www.dailyherald.com/story/
?id=126098&src=120

alygator40 said...

Alexandra Crittenden
section:2671

AM, Sat 2nd Feb - How the U.S has effected the UK housing market
-should be affected

From Google News:
http://www.landlordexpert.co.uk/index.php?news=1610

Jon Michael said...

Jon Michael Richardson
Section 2670

"In an age of text-messaging, iPods and blow-your-mind SPECIAL AFFECTS in movies, Rochester teens Alex Puent and James Denzer share a decidedly old-fashioned interest."

http://news.postbulletin.com/newsmanager/templates/localnews_story.asp?z=31&a=324615

beezer1110 said...

Ian Koslow
Section 2670

"If one were to use the GQ Men of the Year Awards as a measure, the American male doesn't yearn to be staggeringly tall or unkempt or in possession of an affect suggesting he could get Vendela to go to Caracas with him for the weekend if he wanted."

Should be effect.

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9B03EEDE1F31F93AA15753C1A9669C8B63&scp=2&sq=%22an+affect%22&st=nyt

Lilly Cardenas said...

Lilly Cardenas
Section 2671

"Stress induces the hormone cortisol. It's like a domino affect. Cortisol elevates your blood sugar levels. Therefore insulin is produced to help regulate your blood sugar," Donna Butler, a nutritional health counselor, explained. "Now at that time that's when you're ready to open up your refrigerator and look for anything that can give you instant gratification."

Taken from koaa.com
article titled: "Kitchen clutter making you fat?"
http://www.koaa.com/aaaa_featured_stories/x9313763

Anonymous said...

Laura Novetzke
Sact. 2670
"It sounds like an urban myth, but there is some limited data to suggest that cellphones can affect male fertility." -NYTimes