Re: Ensure vs. Insure vs. Make sure

Subject: Re: Ensure vs. Insure vs. Make sure
From: Lisa <lisa -at- ENVISION -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 27 Sep 1996 08:05:26 -0500

Speaking of pet peeves - Does anyone else on this list have a problem with using 'since' to show the reason for something happening instead of (what I think to be) the correct word 'because'? In my view 'since' strictly refers to time; 'because' refers to the reason something happens. Yet, I see 'since' quite often used to introduce the reason something occurred. This is my pet peeve. It's a little furry, but its mine. What do you all think?

Lisa Miller
Technical Writer
Advanced Technologies Group

From: Bill Hartzer[SMTP:XBJH%mimi -at- MAGIC -dot- ITG -dot- TI -dot- COM]
Sent: Friday, September 27, 1996 7:53 AM
Subject: Ensure vs. Insure vs. Make sure

This is a BIG pet peeve of mine. Personally, I use "make sure" rather
than ensure. Ensure is the name of a nutritional drink for "old
people." And I'd rather use "insure" when talking about insurance.

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