Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, effect/affect, Quiz
Which is correct?
|HR was concerned that announcements of job cuts could ___________ staff morale.
Answer: B (affect)
Typically, affect is a verb, meaning to influence, and effect is a noun meaning the result of some change. However, adding confusion to the situation, effect can also be used as a verb meaning to bring about and affect is sometimes used as a noun. In Psychology, for example, affect can mean mood.