Make /in/ensure

Subject: Make /in/ensure
From: Richard Mateosian <srm -at- C2 -dot- ORG>
Date: Tue, 31 Oct 1995 09:25:05 -0800

I often use "make sure" when the context calls for "ensure," because
"insure" makes me sound ignorant to some audiences, while "ensure" makes me
sound affected to others.

I also often use "I'd" so as not to have to choose between "should" and
"would." Pretty sneaky, huh? ...RM

Richard Mateosian President, Berkeley STC
Freelance Technical Writer srm -at- c2 -dot- org Review Editor, IEEE Micro

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