RE: Insure vs. Ensure, was Re: Should we hire this guy?

Subject: RE: Insure vs. Ensure, was Re: Should we hire this guy?
From: "Ackerson, Allan" <aackerson -at- logicon -dot- com>
To: Lisa Wright <liwright -at- uswest -dot- net>, TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 5 Jun 2000 13:17:58 -0700

Reminds me of the UPI Style Guide entry for "burrow, burro," which read, "A
burrow is a hole in the ground; a burro is an ass. As a journalist you
should know the difference."

Cheers!
Al

-----Original Message-----
From: Lisa Wright [mailto:liwright -at- uswest -dot- net]
Sent: Monday, June 05, 2000 3:08 PM
To: TECHWR-L
Subject: RE: Insure vs. Ensure, was Re: Should we hire this guy?


Stan Xiao says:
"Check the dictionary... insure and ensure are synonymous."

I say: Maybe you should do the same. And perhaps look at a style guide.

Ensure: v. To make sure, certain, or safe.

Insure: v. (1) to provide or obtain insurance on or for.





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