Carolina Do
Choose the most correct word In my english test, my teacher gave me this sentence:" The family has a lifelong ..... on his or her personality" and there were 2 answers : effect and influence. which one is the most correct
Sep 30, 2019 3:28 PM
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The correct answer is "influence". "Effect" isn't the right word here, cause you can't "effect"on something, "effect" is the result. Better said "effect" is the result of the "influence". Here "The family has a lifelong influence on his or her personality.". His/her personality can be the effect of the influence he/she got from the familly. I hope it helps!
September 30, 2019
That'd be "influence". The reason? - Effect is a change which is a result of an action Or other cause. - Influence is the capacity to have an effect on the character, development, or behaviour of someone or something, or the effect itself. (Something that happens over a longer period with long-term consequences) I hope this helps.
September 30, 2019
"effect" is a short-term thing so you must choose "influence"
October 3, 2019
I would say "influence" because it is something that has happened over a period of time. Greetings! Teacher Charles, https://www.italki.com/teacher/5853252
September 30, 2019
effect
September 30, 2019
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Carolina Do
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English, Portuguese, Vietnamese
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