[Localization] TimeLine string doubt
cjlhomeaddress at gmail.com
Thu Feb 9 13:52:19 EST 2012
Even native English speakers have troubles from time to time, so I thought
I would throw this to the list to see if anyone has more confidence in the
correct answer than I do.
Should the string be:
Commands that affect an entire line
Commands that effect an entire line
Note the distinction between affect and effect.
Any feedback would be welcome.
I have always considered Strunk and White's "Elements of Style" to be my
reference of choice and so I lean towards "effect", but I am open to other
*Effect.* As noun, means *result;* as verb, means *to bring about,
accomplish* (not to be confused with *affect,* which means "to influence").
As noun, often loosely used in perfunctory writing about fashions, music,
painting, and other arts: "an Oriental effect;" "effects in pale green;"
"very delicate effects;" "broad effects;" "subtle effects;" "a charming
effect was produced by." The writer who has a definite meaning to express
will not take refuge in such vagueness.
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