All three words can mean to make sure of something, but they are not fully interchangeable. Do you know which verb goes in which space?
I ______ you, I will ______ my car to _____ I’m covered in case of an accident.
All three words can mean to make sure of something, but they are not fully interchangeable.
- Ensure is the general term for making sure something will happen and usually implies a specific action:
I drove in extra pegs to ensure the tent would stay up in the wind.
- Insure usually refers specifically to financial transactions with contracts
I insured my car to protect my finances in case of an accident.
- Assure usually refers to emotional support:
The teacher assured the students the test wouldn’t be too hard.
I assure you, I will insure my car to ensure I’m covered in case of an accident.
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