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    ensure/assure (urgent please)

    We are planning to take effective action to ensure/ assure the safety of the country's economic future.

    Can I use both 'ensure' and 'assure' here?

    OR even:
    We are planning to take effective action to ensure/ assure the country's economic future.

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    Re: ensure/assure (urgent please)

    Only ensure is correct in British English - in both sentences.

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    Re: ensure/assure (urgent please)

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Only ensure is correct in British English - in both sentences.
    Thanks for a super fast reply 5jj (nice one).

    4. To make certain; ensure: "Nothing in history assures the success of our civilization"
    assure - definition of assure by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

    Isn't it similar to the example above though? Doesn't the example work in BrE?

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    Re: ensure/assure (urgent please)

    Since my last post, I have done some checking. It seems that 'assure' is now acceptable in your sentence. Sorry - I was too fast.

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    Re: ensure/assure (urgent please)

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Since my last post, I have done some checking. It seems that 'assure' is now acceptable in your sentence. Sorry - I was too fast.
    Thanks 5jj

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