Re: Insure vs. Ensure

Subject: Re: Insure vs. Ensure
From: Patricia Carmel/IL/3Com <Patricia_Carmel/IL/3Com%3COM -at- 3MAIL -dot- 3COM -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 26 Sep 1996 17:26:45 EDT

Now I understand why a former boss (American) always wrote 'insure' when he
meant 'ensure'! Where I come from (England), 'ensure' is what you do to make
sure you 'insure' your car if you don't want to be bereft of cash in case of

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From: kwallace @ NEOSOFT.COM (Kim Wallace) @ UGATE
Date: Thursday September 26, 1996 07:08 PM
Subject: Insure vs. Ensure
Recently had to look this up. Seems it is a matter of preference (or
region) whether one uses "insure" instead of "ensure" or "assure". At least
that's what the American Heritage usage note states!
Kim Wallace, Untitled Manager of Marketing Services
Enserch Energy Services, Inc.
1301 Fannin, 23rd Floor
Houston, TX 77002

My opinions are, without question, my own and not my company's.

Proud member of the "nattering nabobs of negativism."

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