The Verb to Be in Spanish: Stop Confusing Ser, Estar, and Haber

verb to be spanish

Distinguishing between ser, estar, and haber is notoriously difficult for learners of Spanish, as most languages have only one word for the verb to be. This article will explain the main differences between the three verbs. 1. Ser or estar? “Ser” is used to describe characteristics that are deemed essential or permanent, whereas “estar” to[…]

Affect vs. Effect

affect vs effect

One of the most common errors in English is to confuse the words “affect” and “effect”. These words have two completely different meanings. One is a verb while the other is a noun. If you mix them up, you will only confuse whomever you’re writing to. “Affect”, with an “A”, means “to influence”. For example:[…]