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Is there anything wrong with this sentence ?

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The effect is incorrect.
asked Oct 10 '12 at 15:26 Arthur Tingle New member

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Your sentence is grammatically correct, but is logically wrong.


Effect means a change that is a result or consequence of an action or other cause. An effect is real, and reality cannot be incorrect. Reality is value neutral -- it is neither right nor wrong, correct nor incorrect. So an effect can be unexpected, but it cannot be wrong.


I hope this helps.

link comment answered Oct 10 '12 at 17:47 Jeff Pribyl Grammarly Fellow

What effect is incorrect?

link comment answered Oct 10 '12 at 16:35 sanjay Expert

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