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have an effect (on)

This page is about the collocation have an effect (on)

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to cause a change

For example

  • Did increasing the price have much effect on sales?

  • The referee's decisions had a big effect on the result.

Note:
Related collocations include "have an impact" and "have an influence"

Quick Quiz

If a drug has no effect, it

a. doesn't do anything

b. hasn't been tested yet

c. doesn't have any side-effects

Contributor: Matt Errey