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    Ensure - usage doubts

    Hello!
    I have some doubts about the usage of 'ensure', which I once found somwhere on the net. The example was like that:

    I will ensure that she should go to the doctor.

    Ensure + should? Does something like that actually exist?
    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Ensure - usage doubts

    Quote Originally Posted by siuba View Post
    Hello!
    I have some doubts about the usage of 'ensure', which I once found somwhere on the net. The example was like that:

    I will ensure that she should go to the doctor.

    Ensure + should? Does something like that actually exist?
    Thanks in advance.
    To ensure is to make sure.

    She should go to the doctor.
    I makes sure (ensure) she goes to the doctor.
    not
    I make sure she should go to the doctor.

    not a teacher

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    Re: Ensure - usage doubts

    Quote Originally Posted by siuba View Post
    Hello!
    I have some doubts about the usage of 'ensure', which I once found somwhere on the net. The example was like that:

    I will ensure that she should go to the doctor.

    Ensure + should? Does something like that actually exist?
    Thanks in advance.
    If you want to ensure that someone should go to a doctor, you could break their arm. Otherwise, I agree with tedtmc.

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