Today, 30 years later, I remembered this incident. Don't ask me why. At my age a lot of off-the-wall memories pop into my mind. Maybe my life is flashing before my eyes.
GrammarBook.com. If you're ever concerned whether you're about to make a fool of yourself by misusing the English language, I highly recommend it. Search for the issue, or get the book and keep it close.
It's amazing the mistakes people make, especially news and sports announcers. Book authors not so much; they have editors to keep them straight.
Here is what Grammar Book says about assure vs. insure vs. ensure:
Assure is to promise or say with confidence. It is more about saying than doing.
Example: I assure you that you’ll be warm enough.
Ensure is to do or have what is necessary for success.
Example: These blankets ensure that you’ll be warm enough.
Insure is to cover with an insurance policy.
Example: I will insure my home with additional fire and flood policies.
So. I was correct. And even better, I restrained myself from arguing about it at the time. I just love righteous memories.
Post by Dennis E. Coates, Ph.D., Copyright 2015. Building Personal Strength .