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Poetry.com
Phil! You need to get into politics and sort things out mate!

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Poetry.com
It's great that you've started writing! Welcome to the community :)

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Poetry.com
powerful

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Poetry.com
so romantic!

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Poetry.com
:( She sounded like a very special lady.

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Poetry.com
Love the way you write!

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Poetry.com
If you find yourself in another Haiku-writing mood you can use our Haiku checker before posting :) https://www.poetry.com/is-it-haiku

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Poetry.com
I like your style. Do keep writing :)

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Poetry.com
:( so sad.

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Poetry.com
beautiful

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Poetry.com
haha love it

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Poetry.com
Another Sleep Rights Activist right here with you! ;)

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Lyrics.com
well-spotted! best to contact lyricfind directly with this correction!

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Poetry.com
Lovely.

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Poetry.com
Thought-provoking and important

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Poetry.com
Wow

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Lyrics.com
not as far as we know ;) tons of new songs posted daily if you take a look at the new lyrics feed.

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Poetry.com
So moving

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Grammar.com
take a look here for a full break-down: https://www.grammar.com/chapter-8-affect-vs-effect
In short, affect is used when something actively changes something else. An effect is the result of that change.
So "Empower them to take action on issues that affect their lives." is correct :)
 

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Grammar.com
hmmm the phrasing there wasn't so clear. The article is out to explain that although, 'on accident' does in theory follow the same rules as 'by accident,' it is not 'correct English' and is not used in written English. 

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Poetry.com
This is great!

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Poetry.com
Love your work!

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Poetry.com
Beautiful

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Grammar.com
I share your enthusiasm for grammar accuracy and I hear your complaint loud and clear! As you say, prepositions don't always make sense and come about due to common application that then become the rule. The English language is known to be riddled with contradictions and inconsistency! Not to mention, exceptions to the rules ;)

I don't believe it's the author's intention to chastise - more to frankly emphasize what is and isn't in use in the instance of the phrase 'by accident.'

Finally - you've got me thinking...perhaps the difference in prepositions is due to the active or passive nature of the words accident and purpose. 'On' purpose is an active act and intentional. 'By' accident is a passive act and unintended.

This could also make sense with the phrases: 'On the road,' and 'By the wayside'.

What do you think?
 

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Poetry.com
totally

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