If I can effect the effective use of affect, effect, affect, and effect, the effect will be to affect my affect.
|AFFECT||Outward expression of one’s mood.
“Andrew’s affect is always anxious.”
(accent on the first syllable; think Ben Affleck)
|Cause a generalized change.
“Angelina’s attitude affects Alice’s acting.”
(accent on the second syllable)
|EFFECT||The result of some cause.
“Ernie’s eating everything had an enlarging effect.”
|Cause a specific thing to happen.
“Etna’s eruption effected an exodus.”