Using Words Correctly 1
Some words have subtle differences in meaning. Pay attention to the following:
affect, effect: Affect is a verb meaning "to influence." Effect is most often a noun that means "the result."
Tasha's free kick affected the outcome of the soccer match.
What effects did the spinning ball have on the goalkeeper?
chose, choose: Chose is the past tense of the verb choose.
The goalkeeper chose to dive right.
Would you choose to dive in the same direction?