Questions: Hi Madeline, I have an important question…My science fair project is due on Tuesday! How should I word my problem?…Does the color of a birdfeeder affect the amount of birdseed eaten by birds? OR Does the color of a birdfeeder effect the amount of birdseed eaten by birds? affect or effect? I just don’t know!! HELP!! Amy G.
Answer: it’s EFFECT in this instance.
The color of the bird feeder effects the amount of birdseed eaten by birds.
The effect of a colored bird feeder is to attract birds to the bird feeder.
Explanation: The majority of the time you will use AFFECT as a tr. verb or noun. Example: To have an influence on or effect a change in.
EFFECT is also a noun and is something brought about by a cause or agent; a result
Example: The drug had an immediate effect on the pain. The government’s action had no effect on the trade imbalance.
AFFECT means “to influence, impress1, touch, move, strike”
EFFECT means “the result”