Affect vs. Effect Worksheets

Related ELA Standard: L.4.1.G

Core Standard

There couldn't be a trickery homophone pair than these two words. You will be trying to remember what you read here until the end of your days, believe me, I forget it from time to time myself. If you realize that the words are actually different parts of speech, it will help you understand when each needs to be used. Affect is verb and it means to have some form of influence over something. Effect is a noun that designates an event that caused a change to happen. My husband is a lawyer who often argues causes in front of judges. There is one judge who always scolds attorneys that use these homophones inaccurately. So this is probably not the first time you will come up against this. These worksheets will really help you understand the proper usage of each of these words.