Handy tip for remembering which word to use:
- affect vs effect: a for action – affect is the verb, effect is the noun
- allusion vs illusion: again, a for action, though slightly modified – allusion is a noun meaning “the act of aluding,” illusion is a noun for a state of being
Clear as mud? Thought so.
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