Thursday, September 30, 2010

Assurance vs Insurance

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In my IELTS class last Saturday, one of my students asked about the use of ''assurance.''

There was confusion with ''insurance.''

Well, assurance signifies certainty and positively telling someone in order to eliminate any doubts.

Ex. You have my assurance the report will be delivered on time. 

Insurance, of course, is protecting someone or something against a possible happening or event.

Ex: We bought insurance against floods again this year.

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