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Can you help answer a question about a word I can't even remember?

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SlightlyJaded Wed 17-Nov-10 15:22:25

So now that I have found this wonderful place I can hopefully put to bed a conundrum that has troubled me for ages.

Trouble is, I can't remember what the word I struggle with - maybe you can help? [optimistic emoticon]

It's a word that can be written beginning with an 'a' or an 'e' and I am never sure which one to use. I did used to wonder if one was an American spelling but I have just googled 'American Spellings' and couldn't find it.

Oh this is hopeless. I am not sure how you can be expected to help me when I can't remember the flipping word but is this ringing any bells?

<wants to band head on desk in frustration>

BitOfFun Wed 17-Nov-10 15:23:27

Egg?

ethelina Wed 17-Nov-10 15:23:41

Can you say what it means or relates to?

SingingBear Wed 17-Nov-10 15:24:32

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BitOfFun Wed 17-Nov-10 15:25:19

Aardvark?

SlightlyJaded Wed 17-Nov-10 15:25:45

No mind gone completely blank. This is pointless isn't it? blush

SlightlyJaded Wed 17-Nov-10 15:26:23

Singing, yes!! Thank you.

Please can you explain the difference to me.

NorbertDentressangle Wed 17-Nov-10 15:26:53

antidisestablishmentarianism ?

BitOfFun Wed 17-Nov-10 15:28:20

You can effect (verb) a change, which will affect (verb) others. The effect (noun) of which will be apparent if their affect (noun) is altered.

SlightlyJaded Wed 17-Nov-10 15:32:42

BitOfFun Now that you put it like that, it makes complete sense. I think that is the way I have always used it.

Thank you

<wonders why she was ever confused>

SingingBear Wed 17-Nov-10 15:42:44

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prism Thu 18-Nov-10 01:33:51

OK, so back to your original question. When you say "I can hopefully put to bed"- presumably you mean "full of hope, I can put to bed", not "I hope I can put to bed"...? Wouldn't want any misuse of adverbs here in P's C.

LadyShapes Thu 18-Nov-10 18:46:31

Souldn't that be Ps' C? Wouldn't want any misuse of apostrophes here!

ElbowFan Fri 19-Nov-10 13:40:13

Aesthetic /esthetic aetiology /etiology ... any help??

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