Monthly Archives: November 2012

Substance abuse

Sometimes the meanings of two words are very close and it’s easy to confuse them. Two such words are ‘substantial’ and ‘substantive’. According to Macquarie (Australia’s dictionary), the meanings are: substantial: real or actual, of ample amount, of solid character, … Continue reading

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Special effects affect me

Many people have trouble remembering when to use ‘affect’ and when to use ‘effect’. The basic rule is that ‘affect’ is a verb, and ‘effect’ is a noun (except for some less common usage, which is described later). Affect – … Continue reading

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