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Investigate Homophones: Affect and Effect

In this worksheet, students practise using 'affect' and 'effect' correctly in sentences.

'Investigate Homophones: Affect and Effect' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 5 11+ worksheets

Curriculum topic:   English

Curriculum subtopic:   Spelling: Homophones

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Worksheet Overview

The words affect and effect sound the same but have different meanings. Many people, even adults, get confused about which one to use.

The word affect is a verb, meaning to influence or make a difference to something.


The snowy weather may affect our travel arrangements.

Joe's performance in the test was affected by his hay fever.


The word effect is a noun, meaning 'a result' or 'an impact'.


The snowy weather had an effect on our travel arrangements.

Keep changing the layout of your poster until you get the effect you're looking for.


In this worksheet you can practise using the words affect and effect correctly.

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