How do you use assure and ensure?

To assure someone is to remove someone’s doubts. To ensure something is to make sure it happens—to guarantee it. To insure something or someone is to cover it with an insurance policy.

When to use make sure vs ensure?

There’s no difference in meaning between make sure and ensure, it’s just that ensure is more formal. When speaking, we typically use make sure. If writing a more formal article or business text, we would use ensure. Please make sure we have enough copies of the report for everyone in the meeting.

Is ensure to proper grammar?

If you’re trying to say “make sure,” then ensure is the correct word to use. Use ensure in the following ways: The dog owner always would ensure that he returned home quickly. Billy was to ensure that the computer was packed safely.

What can assure mean?

to make sure or certain
1 : to make sure or certain : convince glancing back to assure himself no one was following. 2 : to inform positively I assure you that we can do it. 3 : to make certain the coming or attainment of : guarantee worked hard to assure accuracy.

What is correct insure ensure?

assure/ ensure/ insure Although these three often show up at the same party, giving hugs, they’re not the same, thank you very much. To assure is to tell someone everything’s ok, to ensure is to make certain, and to insure is to protect financially.

What sentence is grammatically correct?

Subject-Verb Agreement. In order for a sentence to be grammatically correct, the subject and verb must both be singular or plural. In other words, the subject and verb must agree with one another in their tense. If the subject is in plural form, the verb should also be in plur al form (and vice versa).

How do you say make sure politely?

  1. assure.
  2. establish.
  3. insure.
  4. protect.
  5. provide.
  6. safeguard.
  7. secure.
  8. arrange.

How do you use Ensure as a verb?

ensure something We are working to ensure the safety of people in the city. The book ensured his success. We must take steps now to ensure the survival of these animals. ensure somebody something Victory ensured them a place in the final.

Are ensure and assure synonyms?

Some common synonyms of ensure are assure, insure, and secure. While all these words mean “to make a thing or person sure,” ensure, insure, and assure are interchangeable in many contexts where they indicate the making certain or inevitable of an outcome, but ensure may imply a virtual guarantee.

What word class is assure?

verb (used with object), as·sured, as·sur·ing. to declare earnestly to; inform or tell positively; state with confidence to: She assured us that everything would turn out all right.

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