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15 Oct. 2017 — Effected by

 

How would you correctly use "effected by" in a sentence?

 

Smoggy skyline

Asthma is greatly effected by
ozone and airborne particles found in smoke.

–caption to a photo on WeatherBug

Select and read each option. 

 

1.

Asthma is greatly effected by ozone and airborne particles found in smoke.

2.

Poor air quality is effected by ozone and airborne particles found in smoke.

3.

Poor air quality is effected by our exhaust emissions.

4.

Our exhaust emissions effect poor air quality.

GLOSSARY

affect (V)  – influence, modify, stir, touch, worsen or improve.

effect (V) – inplement or bring about a result; effect (N) a result.

Also see Affect vs. Effect definitions.

asthma (N) – a health condition in which breathing is difficult.

exhaust emission (N) – the release of gases and particles from cars, planes, power plants, and other human activities that involve the burning of fossil fuels such as gasoline and natural gas;

implement (V) – put something into use
 

SOURCE WEB PAGES

"Air Pollution." National Geographic, 2017. nationalgeographic.com/environment/global-warming/pollution.

"Air Quality." WeatherBug (for San Francisco during Napa and Sonoma Fires) weather.weatherbug.com/life/air-quality/san-francisco-ca-94103

"Corpus of Contemporary English." BYU, corpus.byu.edu/coca

 

IMAGE

"Salt Lake City Smog Haze Skyline." By Eltiempo 10, Wikimedia Commons, 5 Nov. 2016. CC BY-SA 4.0. Accessed 12 Oct. 2017.