What's the difference between effective and affective?

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What's the difference between effective and affective?

asked Jan 14 '11 at 17:12 Brad New member

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Brad, 

Effective is an adjective derived from the noun 'effect', which means 'a result.'  Effective means 'producing results'.

Affective is an adjective used predominately in psychology, which means 'coming from emotions.'

The verb, 'to affect', which is used outside of psychology, means 'to influence.'

Best, 

Kim

link comment answered Jan 17 '11 at 14:41 Kimberly Expert
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I always have  problem of mixing these words and use it wrong way.

link comment answered Jun 22 '11 at 05:27 Umu_bushra New member

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