What is the different between "with effect from" and "with effective from"


Our office will be moved to the following address with effect from (is this correct?)

asked Jun 21 '13 at 06:15 chim New member

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In Britain  with effect from is more common, sometimes abbreviated to wef. 


Effective is also correct but not  with effective from

link answered Jun 21 '13 at 08:12 Michael Cranfield Expert

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Shawn MooneyJun 21 '13 at 10:05

At your service, Shawn!

Michael CranfieldJun 21 '13 at 12:07

People say "with effect from" often enough that it has an abbreviated version? Is that text speech or something that has been around a long time?

Patty TJun 21 '13 at 15:11

It certainly pre-dates text speech, Patty. In fact, it's in my 1993 edition of Chambers Dictionary.

Michael CranfieldJun 22 '13 at 09:52

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your termination of the Tenancy Agreement with effect from 1st December 2016

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