posted by Camille .
'Not only do dropout rates affect the particular individuals, it also affects society in general. '
For word affect, should it be changed to effect? I'm confused on which word to use. Please help, thanks
effect is a noun.
affect can be either a noun or verb. You need a verb here, for the subject "it".
Look both words up, see if it has an (effect, affect) on you.
I think I should use the verb for it.. but my teacher told me to change "it also affects society in general." to "effects".
I strongly disagree with your teacher.
You're right -- "it also affects society in general."
I will ask her again, maybe she made a mistake. Thank you for your help, bobpursley and Ms.Sue!
You're very welcome.