What is the difference between Affect and Effect? How to distinguish between Affect and Effect. Let's see the following examples.
✗ Pollution effects our health.
✓ Pollution affects our health.
✗ Do you know the affects of smoking?
✓ Do you know the effects of smoking?
AFFECT: is a VERB. It means influence or do something that produces an effect or change in something or in someone’s situation:
EFFECT: is a NOUN. It means a change that is caused by a person, an event, action.
Note: Affect = have an effect on. Example: CO2 affects our environment = CO2 has an effect on our environment.