We all get confused by word usage some times or is that sometimes . . . ?
Here are some A to Z's of Writing Words or maybe the A to E's - beginning with "A"
Accept is to agree
Except is to leave out
Advice is a noun and means a recommendation
Advise is a verb that means to give advice
Affect is a verb that means "to cause a change in" or "influence" (however, it's a noun in psychology which means "emotional impact"
Effect as a noun means "result or conclusion" as a verb effect is to "bring about".
Hope these tips are helpful to some of you writers out there.