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Post  Jay Gaydosh on Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:08 pm

Hope I got the effect/affect word choice right... or fiona will take me to task! Laughing

I was cultivating a Dwarf Korean Lilac, part was dead and provided a stark contrast between the developed trunk and branching with the new growth from the base. I realize it would never last... but I was hoping.

Yet, somehow, in the winter storage, something fell on the pot and snapped my dead trunk off at the base.

Very disturbing, but lucky that the rest of the tree appears to have survived.

Jay

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Post  JimLewis on Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:01 pm

Hope I got the effect/affect word choice right... or fiona will take me to task!
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She's more likely to natter at you for not capitalizing her name! Lots of folks here seem lately to have lost the SHIFT key off their keyboards, so it's on her mind.

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Post  bonsaisr on Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:28 pm

From Merriam-Webster

Effect:
a : a distinctive impression <the color gives the effect of being warm>

b : the creation of a desired impression <her tears were purely for effect>

c (1) : something designed to produce a distinctive or desired impression —usually used in plural (2) plural : special effects

Affect:
: the conscious subjective aspect of an emotion considered apart from bodily changes; also : a set of observable manifestations of a subjectively experienced emotion <patients … showed perfectly normal reactions and affects — Oliver Sacks>
Affect is usually a verb. It is rarely used as a noun, outside of psycho-jargon.
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Re: Lost Effect

Post  Jay Gaydosh on Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:34 pm

[quote="JimLewis"]
Hope I got the effect/affect word choice right... or fiona will take me to task!


She's more likely to natter at you for not capitalizing her name! Lots of folks here seem lately to have lost the SHIFT key off their keyboards, so it's on her mind.

Naw, she wouldn't worry about not capitalizing the F in fiona, because she is listed as "fiona" not "Fiona"!

I'm just scared cuz (even though she's a Scot) her English is better than mine! LOL

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Re: Lost Effect

Post  Jay Gaydosh on Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:37 pm

bonsaisr wrote:From Merriam-Webster

Effect:
a : a distinctive impression <the color gives the effect of being warm>

b : the creation of a desired impression <her tears were purely for effect>

c (1) : something designed to produce a distinctive or desired impression —usually used in plural (2) plural : special effects

Affect:
: the conscious subjective aspect of an emotion considered apart from bodily changes; also : a set of observable manifestations of a subjectively experienced emotion <patients … showed perfectly normal reactions and affects — Oliver Sacks>
Affect is usually a verb. It is rarely used as a noun, outside of psycho-jargon.
Iris


All that ... up there ... is exactly why I get confused! (But, I think I've got it, at least until I eat dinner!)

Thanks, Iris!


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