01. Our economy has been [affected] a great deal by the Asian economic crisis.
02. Global warming has had a significant [effect] on our climate over the last few years.
03. The new anti-smoking regulations [affect] everyone: smokers must now go outside to have a cigarette at all public buildings.
04. The state of the American economy has a great [effect] on the financial situation here in Mexico.
05. The children were greatly [affected] by the divorce of their parents.
06. Cigarettes have a very bad [effect] on the heart and lungs.
07. The death of the leader of the military is expected to have a positive [effect] on the peace process.
08. Stephen R. Covey once observed that our ultimate freedom is the right and power to decide how anybody or anything outside ourselves will [affect] us.
09. It has now been shown that cigarette smokers [affect] the health of those around them even if those people are not smokers themselves.
10. The return of Michael Jordan to professional basketball is expected to [affect] and inspire a new generation of players.
11. For some strange reason, my English professor always [affected] a British accent when he talked about the works of Shakespeare.
12. Many women are not getting enough protein in their diet, and it's [affecting] their health.
13. Morocco has to import a lot of its food because the desert climate [affects] its ability to grow enough food to support its population.
14. Economic affairs in Cyprus are greatly [affected] by the division of the country into Turkish and Greek areas.
15. We aren't sure yet how the increase in interest rates will [affect] our sales.
16. Discussion question: What person in your life has had the biggest effect on you?
17. The company has been largely [unaffected] by the downturn in the economy.
18. Psychiatrists define depression as an [affective] disorder characterized by a profound and persistent sadness.

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