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    Default The medicine will-- you a good night's sleep. guarentee or ensure?

    Recently I came across a multiple choice which goes as follow:
    Don't worry.The medicine will --- you a good night's sleep.
    A. assure B. ensure C. guarantee D. secure
    As far as I understand ,neither "assure" or "secure" is appropriate here .What puzzles me is that "guarantee" and "ensure" can both mean "make certain something will happen ",which seemingly,at least for me ,makes either of them suitable here.So I'm dying for some clearing-up here .I would appreciate any help here.Thank you all.

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    Default Re: The medicine will-- you a good night's sleep. guarentee or ensure?

    Guarantee, I think.

    Otherwise the patterns are something like

    I assure you, with this medicine you'll get a good night's sleep.

    This medicine will ensure you'll get a good night's sleep. (Some might say this sentence is a little sloppy, and "make sure" is better.)

    This medicine will secure a good night's sleep for you.

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    Default Re: The medicine will-- you a good night's sleep. guarentee or ensure?

    I agree that guarantee is the best answer to what is not a good question.

    For ensure to be right I would expect the sentence to read 'This medicine will ensure that you get a good night's sleep.

    Please note, on the way, that we leave a space after a full stop, comma and question mark — not before it.


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    Default Re: The medicine will-- you a good night's sleep. guarentee or ensure?

    Thank you all!It's really a great place to improve our English.Thank you all again!

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    Default Re: The medicine will-- you a good night's sleep. guarentee or ensure?

    Quote Originally Posted by on the way View Post
    Thank you all!_It's really a great place to improve our English._Thank you all again!
    I repeat:

    Please note, on the way, that we leave a space after a full stop, comma and question mark (and exclamation mark).


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