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Confusing Words > effective and efficient
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effective - achieving the results that you want, it does what it is supposed to do


It's an effective cure for a headache.

The only effective way to avoid hay fever at this time of the year, if you are a sufferer, is to stay indoors.

One of the effective sore throat remedies is using cayenne pepper hot and spicy gargle.


efficient - something done in a good way, without wasting time, money or energy


A car with an efficient engine is a car that travels a long way without using a lot of petrol.

Efficient engines save gas.

"Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things." - Peter F. Drucker