The Problem with “Affect” and “Effect”

Margie Wakeman Wells General 2 Comments

We don’t need to worry about the word affect, when it is pronounced with the short a. First, there is no problem “hearing” the a and therefore getting the right word. It is the psychiatric term that refers to the outward manifestation of subjective feelings. Similarly, the word affectation is not a problem. He had a noticeably flat affect. It …