r4148 - in branches/testing/BOOK: chapter02 chapter03 chapter04 chapter05 chapter06 chapter07 chapter08 prologue

Gerard Beekmans gerard at linuxfromscratch.org
Thu Sep 9 20:18:27 PDT 2004


On Thu, 2004-09-09 at 20:57, Michael W Daniels wrote:
> "to effect" can only mean "to create or bring about". See
> 
> http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/grammar/g_spelprob.html
> 
> for a decent explanation.

Thanks Michael.

I like the last sentence "Except when your topic is psychology, you will
seldom need the noun affect."

Seems it can be used as a rule of thumb and if you get it wrong, nobody
will probably really notice.

-- 
Gerard Beekmans

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