Donna e-mailed a photo of a school letter along with this message:
Hey Snarky,Thanks, Donna. This is such a common mix-up. People confuse ensure and insure because their meanings are related, in a way.
Look what came in from my son's school. Would like to think that the principal knows how to spell.
- ensure (v.) [EN-shur] - to guarantee; make sure; make certain.
- insure (n.) [IN-shur] - to provide insurance for.
- Use ensure except if you're talking about insurance.
The following health guidelines will help to ensure that all students at our school...