Alls I know vs. all I know
Wrong: Alls I know….
Right: All I know is….
All I know is, this one is simple. It’s always all, never alls.
Assure vs. ensure vs. insure
Wrong: Insure that she gets home safely.
Right: Ensure that she gets home safely.
Assure means to make someone confident of something, just as to do so again is to reassure him or her. To make certain of something is to ensure that it happens, while insure specifically refers to insurance. I might assure you I will ensure that a package will arrive safely; but just in case, you might want to insure the package.See, that wasn't too painful. For more pain-free lessons, y'all come back and see me sometime, y'hear?
Mark. (Born in the South--South Manhattan, that is.)