RE: Ensure, Assure, Insure
I am having a debate with a client over usage. I've looked in all the
reference sources, but I'd appreciate the options of experienced writers.
In the following sentences, which use of ensure/assure is correct?
1. The information presented also ensures that the project will be delivered
on time and within budget with a quality level that meets the requirements
for the most efficient use and management of the project
** according to Garner's, this is the correct usage -- for two reasons -- the object is nonpersonal, and the result is to make certain that things take place --
** a publisher I worked for objected to Garner's restriction of "insure" from similar contexts -- Garner restricts "insure" to financial contexts -- I've seen it interpreted more broadly
** assure takes a person/personal object -- to "assure" guests that their rooms will be comfortable
Is there a way to avoid the use of assure/ensure/insure?
rewording a bit
The presented information signals the project will be delivered on time and with a quality level that meets requirements for most efficient use and management.
-- or maybe "signals that"
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Ensure, Assure, Insure: From: Kirk Turner
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