Friday, September 14, 2012

Ensure vs. Insure: What's the Difference?

Donna e-mailed a photo of a school letter along with this message:
Hey Snarky,
Look what came in from my son's school. Would like to think that the principal knows how to spell.
Thanks, Donna. This is such a common mix-up. People confuse ensure and insure because their meanings are related, in a way.

  • ensure (v.) [EN-shur] - to guarantee; make sure; make certain.
  • insure (n.) [IN-shur] - to provide insurance for.

Quick rule:
  • Use ensure except if you're talking about insurance.

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