Re: Ensure or Make sure?

Subject: Re: Ensure or Make sure?
From: Bob Morse <morse -at- INXPRESS -dot- NET>
Date: Tue, 11 Jul 1995 13:57:52 GMT

Mary Moore 1569 <mmoore -at- chipcom -dot- com> wrote:
>I recently started working for a company that tends to use "Ensure..." in
>their manuals instead of "Make sure..." (For example, "Ensure the
>connections are tight" instead of "Make sure the connections are tight.")
> ....
>Do you use "ensure" or "make sure"?

"Verify." I'd say "Verify that the connections are tight."

But given the choice between "ensure" and "make sure," I'd choose the
latter.


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