The Proper Grammatical Use of the Words ‘Affect’ and ‘Effect’ as Both Nouns and Verbs

For her very amusingly informative New Yorker series the plain-spoken Mary Norris aka “The Comma Queen” offered her welcome assistance in regard to the words “affect” and “effect” and their proper grammatical use as both nouns and verbs.

“Affect” is a verb, and “effect” is a noun—except when it’s the other way around.