Sexy Birthday Homonyms: insure & ensure
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It’s week three of the Sexy Grammarian’s birthday month of homonyms. My sexy example sentences guarantee you will never use the wrong word again! Here’s today’s:
The verb insure is to guarantee against loss or harm, as in:
This new dildo is a work of art; I’m even going to insure it for a large sum of money.
The verb ensure is to secure or make certain, as in:
I stuffed pillows between the wall and the bed to ensure our safety.
What is a homonym? Generally speaking, homonyms are any words that sound the same but have different meanings. Read more about homonyms, homophones, and homographs on Wikipedia, and check out this exhaustive homonym list.