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Phrasal Verbs

impact on

This page is about the phrasal verb impact on

Meaning: to have a significant effect on something

Synonym: effect, influence

For example:

  • impact on sth Most scientists believe that global warming is already impacting on the earth's climate.

  • impact upon sth Digital technology has impacted upon nearly every aspect of our lives in the last thirty years.

The variant "impact upon" has the same meaning and is also widely used (see example 2 above).

Quick Quiz:

The type and quantity of food you eat impacts on your

a. refrigerator

b. shopping bags

c. body shape

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