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.