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Oct 8 2008   10:13AM GMT

Quiz: Writing for business — ensure or assure?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

swear.jpg Which is correct?
The purpose of regression testing is to ______ that the software continues to function as expected under specific conditions.
a. ensure
b. assure

Answer: a

Explanation:
Ensure means to make sure. Assure means to cause someone to feel sure about something. For example, you might assure your manager that the software functioned as expected during the test.

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