Many students of English and even native speakers make errors with affect and effect. This class will help you to use this vocabulary more accurately.
After 'There are many' we must use a plural noun (in this example we use 'positive effects').
If the sentence was singular it would look like this:
'There is a positive effect of increased investment in public transport.
The second sentence looks confusing because there are two verbs next to each other: 'invests' and 'affects'. How is this possible?
It is possible because 'invests' is a part of a long compound noun:
'The amount of money that the government invests'
We can simplify this compound noun to just 'money' so that the sentence becomes: 'Money affects the quality of public transport.'
|1.||What did his decision have on you?|
|2.||The bad weather over the last winter period severely safety on the regions roads.|
|3.||The rising price of oil next year the price of basic commodities.|
|4.||The of the best educated people in society leaving to seek better paid work in foreign countries can reduce a country’s ability to modernize.|
|5.||Does politics have an on your life?|
|6.||The of the volcanic eruption and resulting tsunami were numerous.|
|7.||Extreme forest fires California last year.|
|8.||The media has a large on the way people vote in elections.|
|9.||The new rule had an on the number of students who enrolled at the college.|
|10.||Close bodily contact positively an individual’s immune system.|
|11.||How do you think global warming your country over the coming decades?|
|12.||You should see if the medicine is having a positive within a few days.|
While you wait, have a look at our other Vocabulary Exercises.
Remember a collocation is a pair or set of words that are usually found together (eg 'wake up', 'interested in, 'good at')
Charles Babbage's 1840 Analytical Engine Design. (Computer History Museum)
What do these words mean?
associated - connected with something or someone.
specialised - used or prepared for a special function.
consist - to be made/built/composed of.
depend - to need/rely on.
invest - to give money to a project or business.
attribute - to give a reason for something/be caused by
|1.||I will animal psychology when I start my postgraduate studies next year.|
|2.||The Mona Lisa, a famous painting of a sitting girl, is Leonardo Da Vinci.|
|3.||Some people are very intelligent and achieve great academic results with a minimum of effort but the rest of us hard work and luck.|
|4.||If you ethical businesses, you can improve your finances and make the world a better place.|
|5.||Coal carbon and other elements that formed when plants died and were subjected to heat and pressure over millions of years.|
|6.||Obesity is a lack of exercise and high intake of calories.|
For more, see our Collocations Quizzes.
Make sure you also check out our previous quizzes:
Big Quiz 1
Big Quiz 2
Big Quiz 3
Select the Correct Answer
For more, see our speaking lesson on Giving Examples.
1 – paying for the meal
2 – leaving wallets at home
1 is in the past (see the use of ‘couldn’t’). 2 must happen before 1. For an event that happens (2) before another event in the past (1), we should use the past perfect tense for 2. The answer is ‘had left’.
To learn more, go to http://www.studyandexam.com/past-perfect-tense.html.
Also visit our lesson on Speaking about Experiences.
See our Speaking lesson on Life Collocations.
To study more on this topic, visit our Comparatives and Superlatives Quiz.
Check out our Collocations lessons for more help.
See our Active Participle Clauses lesson for more.
For more, see our lesson on Topic Sentences.
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