Re: Ensure vs. Insure vs. Make sure

Subject: Re: Ensure vs. Insure vs. Make sure
From: "Katherine D. Fisher" <kdfisher -at- IX -dot- NETCOM -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 27 Sep 1996 09:14:42 -0700

Bill Hartzer wrote:

> 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.

> Regards,
> Bill Hartzer Bill Hartzer
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"Ensure" means to "make certain that." Agree that "insure" is not used
in place of it.

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