Insure vs. Ensure vs. Assure Worksheet

Category: Common Mistakes

Test your knowledge using this Insure vs. Ensure vs. Assure Worksheet for when to use each of these words. Circling the correct word choice helps you avoid common mistakes committed using these words with similar sounds but different definitions.

Insure vs. Ensure vs. Assure Worksheet


For each of the exercises below, circle the word in parentheses that correctly completes each sentence.

  • Whenever you are mailing something of value through the USPS, it is a good idea to (insure, ensure, assure) it so that you are reimbursed for the item’s value if the package is lost.

  • Jason was nervous about giving his presentation, so his professor (insured, ensured, assured) him that as long as he gave his best effort, the performance would not hurt his final grade.

  • While it is not up to you to (insure, ensure, assure) that I arrive on time, you have my (insurance, ensurance assurance) that I intend to arrive in a timely manner.

  • The company strives to (insure, ensure, assure) all its employees with the company-wide health plan; however, when the premiums are cost prohibitive to many employees’ budgets, there is little it can do to (insure, ensure, assure) all employees are adequately covered.

  • Any time Erin goes on a long road trip, she tries to (insure, ensure, assure) her parents that she intends to drive cautiously and travel safely.

  • The first thing Jennifer did when she got her new mountain bike was to (insure, ensure, assure) it to (insure, ensure, assure) she received reimbursement in the event the bike was stolen.

  • Carefully following the included instructions (insures, ensures, assures) that you properly put the computer chair together; they are almost like an (insurance, ensurance, assurance) policy against poor assembly.

  • The process of buying a new home includes (insuring, ensuring, assuring) that it is properly (insured, ensured, assured) in the event of theft, natural disasters and weather damage.

  • While there are no guarantees in life, the right amount of (insurance, ensurance, assurance) that your performance is good goes a long way to building your confidence as a dancer, making it plausible that your hard work (insures, ensures, assures) a place in the dancing troupe.

  • My parents made me (insure, ensure, assure) them that I had taken the proper steps to (insure, ensure, assure) I did everything I needed to (insure, ensure, assure) my new vehicle properly to (insure, ensure, assure) I had the proper coverage in the event of an accident.