r4148 - in branches/testing/BOOK: chapter02 chapter03 chapter04 chapter05 chapter06 chapter07 chapter08 prologue
Michael W Daniels
daniels at julius.ling.ohio-state.edu
Thu Sep 9 19:57:28 PDT 2004
At 10:24 PM 9/9/2004, you wrote:
>On Thu, 2004-09-09 at 20:05, Nico R. wrote:
> > I'm not sure. I think "affect" does not only relate to emotions. Could
> > it be used as a synonym for "to influence", "to modify" or "to cause an
> > effect on"?
>Hmmm. It could be "to influence" in which case both effect and affect
>can be used in at least some of changes I made. It then becomes, if it
>is correct, a matter of which is more correct.
>Well, back to square one. Tomorrow, when people are awake again, I will
>talk to an English expert about this one and get it over with once and
"to effect" can only mean "to create or bring about". See
for a decent explanation.
Michael W. Daniels | Choreography is its own reward.
daniels at ling.osu.edu | Some things are done only for the sake
Doctoral Candidate | of form. Don't fight it by looking for
Department of Linguistics | substance in everything.
More information about the lfs-book