Monday, November 7, 2011

The preferred word is 'insured'

In a Nov. 5 online version of  "20 cats die in fire at Falls Village animal shelter," the story said the buildings were fully ensured. Though the story was posted that way for only minutes, a couple of readers objected to 'ensured.' While 'ensured' can be technically correct, the preferred is 'insured' and the story has been corrected for the preferred use.


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