Editing Rant: Effect vs. Affect

From Merriam-Webster:

Affect is usually a verb meaning “to produce an effect upon,” as in “the weather affected his mood.” Effect is usually a noun meaning “a change that results when something is done or happens,” as in “computers have had a huge effect on our lives.” There are exceptions, but if you think of affect as a verb and effect as a noun, you’ll be right a majority of the time.

The full article is here:

Merriam-Webster. ‘Affect’ vs. ‘Effect’ – How to pick the right one. https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/affect-vs-effect-usage-difference (last viewed 4/16/2022)