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Posted: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 8:12:17 AM

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I'm surprised to see people haven't been raving about 'effect' vs 'affect'.

I just can't get that one right for love nor fucking money. I've had so many people explain it to me, in so many different ways....english tutors, teachers, friends, family...google.... I give up sad1
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Posted: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 8:39:34 AM

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LittleBambi wrote:
I'm surprised to see people haven't been raving about 'effect' vs 'affect'.

I just can't get that one right for love nor fucking money. I've had so many people explain it to me, in so many different ways....english tutors, teachers, friends, family...google.... I give up sad1


The way that i remember them is like this........Effect 'to bring about, the outcome' Affect ' to do something, act on' ......dificult one tho
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LittleBambi wrote:
I'm surprised to see people haven't been raving about 'effect' vs 'affect'.


I get the difference and still mess it up sometimes.


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Posted: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 10:48:11 AM

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chgolf wrote:


The way that i remember them is like this........Effect 'to bring about, the outcome' Affect ' to do something, act on' ......dificult one tho


The mnemonic I was taught was "Anger Always Affects me"

In simplest terms, effect is a noun (usually), affect is a verb (mostly).

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overmykneenow wrote:


The mnemonic I was taught was "Anger Always Affects me"

In simplest terms, effect is a noun (usually), affect is a verb (mostly).


You're "Anger Always Affects me" or is it your???


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Posted: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 4:06:32 PM

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......I'm seeing what you're being said, just like I've heard what everyone has said to me about it over the past fuck knows however many years....but I'm still drawing a blank on it.

Bizarre, really, I'm honestly not that thick. I just can't get my head around it :(
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LittleBambi wrote:
I've had so many people explain it to me, in so many different ways....english tutors, teachers, friends, family...google.... I give up sad1


I guess no one has been able to explain it to you effectively if it had no effect...or is it no affect? Wait, I'm getting confused now...dontknow


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I can understand people confusing discrete with discreet. What gets me though, is when you hear people say, 'I brought it for £2.' No you didn't you thick twat! You bought it!!!

I'm probably too critical but that particular one just annoys me, sorry.




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Posted: Sunday, May 05, 2013 7:23:56 PM

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Especially for English as a second language people, it can be confusing:

cockhead vs dickhead
pussy vs wussy
fuck it vs Phuket
ain't got no vs I can haz
stick it in vs stick 'em up
head up your ass vs rimming you
going down on you vs sharing the elevator to the lobby
12 inch cock vs reality
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aloud, allowed
assent, ascent
bated, baited
complement, Compliment
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Hung - hanged.

I was taught that it's correct to write, 'the robber was hanged by the neck.' However, broadcasters and journalists etc commonly use hung as the past tense of the verb to hang, in this context. It's not something I ever discussed with my tutor, so not sure if there's a definitive 'correct usage.'


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Here you go...just get the right coffee mug to avoid confusion...




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Prophecy - Prophesy

Inquire - Enquire

Censor - Censure






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Posted: Sunday, October 06, 2013 11:58:22 PM

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Alright...this should end a lot of confusion about when to use the various forms of this here word...




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Posted: Friday, November 22, 2013 12:55:17 PM

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I - aye. Ha ha, who'd have thought it possible? Not me, till I saw someone actually do it!
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Never really seen it explained this way before...but, I think this kinda makes sense...




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Posted: Sunday, June 01, 2014 10:45:29 PM

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I think this just might be the mother of all confused words list btw...though I'm not sure if it's the words that are easily confused, or the people using them...Regaeman Man

Grammar-Monster.com - Easily Confused Words
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My 2 cents


Ode to the Spell Checker!

Eye halve a spelling chequer
It came with my pea sea
It plainly marques four my revue
Miss steaks eye kin knot sea.

Eye strike a key and type a word
And weight four it two say
Weather eye am wrong oar write
It shows me strait a weigh.

As soon as a mist ache is maid
It nose bee fore two long
And eye can put the error rite
Its rare lea ever wrong.

Eye have run this poem threw it
I am shore your pleased two no
Its letter perfect awl the weigh
My chequer tolled me sew.

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Posted: Wednesday, August 30, 2017 9:08:40 AM

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ShamelessFlirt wrote:
My 2 cents


Ode to the Spell Checker!

Eye halve a spelling chequer
It came with my pea sea
It plainly marques four my revue
Miss steaks eye kin knot sea.

Eye strike a key and type a word
And weight four it two say
Weather eye am wrong oar write
It shows me strait a weigh.

As soon as a mist ache is maid
It nose bee fore two long
And eye can put the error rite
Its rare lea ever wrong.

Eye have run this poem threw it
I am shore your pleased two no
Its letter perfect awl the weigh
My chequer tolled me sew.




As a dyslexic, this makes perfect sense. book

Shadowpax
Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 12:15:31 PM

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As a UK based citizen, we do over here have different spellings for certain words, i.e. Color(US) and Colour(UK).
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Posted: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 11:36:33 AM

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Shadowpax wrote:
As a UK based citizen, we do over here have different spellings for certain words, i.e. Color(US) and Colour(UK).


I don't think this is an example of two commonly confused words. It's an example of alternative spellings of the same word

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