rest assure vs. rest assured

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In the sentence -- We thank you for bringing this issue to the board's attention and rest assure/rest assured that the matter will be given its full consideration. - which is correct? Thank you.
 

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Assured is the right one.
Rest asuured (that)...... this an idiomatic exoression
 

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But you need to change it a little. As it is, it sounds like the board will rest assured. We ... rest assured.

We thank you... attention and you can rest assured that...
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We thank you... attention. Rest assured that...
 

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Hi Barb

What is your take on the use of the word 'its' in the sentence?
I'd much prefer "the matter will be given full consideration".
 

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Hmm. "will be fully considered" is better, or your "will be given full consideration" are certainly better.

Maybe it's a subtle way to say they don't think it's worth much consideration at all. If you say "its full consideration" it does sound a little ... uh... nonsense-y, but maybe it's their sly way to say "which is none at all"?
 
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