RE: Ensure or Insure?

Subject: RE: Ensure or Insure?
From: Kim Roper <kim -dot- roper -at- vitana -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2002 13:32:17 -0400

Tom Green asks:

> In the sentence, 'Insure the shifting fingers are
> oriented...' which would you use? "Insure" or "Ensure"?
> I have conflicting answers. Some say "Insure" others,
> "Ensure." Some others say either is right...what do you think?

According to Fowler's:
Ensure = make certain; guarantee (Brit.+Am.)
Insure = protect oneself financially by insurance (Brit.+Am.); ensure (Am.

I'd go with "ensure," most assuredly :>

Cheers ... Kim

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