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  1. Darkhorse

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    As a small spin off of the other grammar related thread, can you help me with this one? Which is the correct word...

    Like a ripple on the water your behavior affects not only yourself, but those around you.

    Like a ripple on the water your behavior effects not only yourself, but those around you.

    This one always messes me up. :eek: :blush:

    Help!

    PS and should there be a comma after water....?
     
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  3. mmswm

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    Here's the trick I always use....

    You emotions areaffected by the spectacular special effects in the movies.


    So it's the first choice, and yes, you need a comma after the word water.
     
  4. ku_alum

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    Affect is a verb (AV)
    Effect is a noun (EN)

    I remember "aven."

    I haven't thought this through completely, may be some exceptions, but it has always helped me.
     
  5. Darkhorse

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    OK! That is what I thought, but I just wanted to check before I plaster this all over my walls. Thanks for the little reminder things. I will absolutely be using them in the future.

    Thanks!!!:thanks::)
     

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