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Swear vs. admit #1 (permalink) Fri Nov 18, 2005 2:35 am   Swear vs. admit
 

Test No. incompl/inter-22 "Cross Questions", question 6

Mike: Honestly, I did hear that kind of noise, I ..........

(a) swear I did
(b) assure I did
(c) adjure I did
(d) advise I did

Test No. incompl/inter-22 "Cross Questions", answer 6

Mike: Honestly, I did hear that kind of noise, I swear I did.

Correct answer: (a) swear I did

Your answer was: incorrect
Mike: Honestly, I did hear that kind of noise, I assure I did.
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Hi, could you please tell me what's the difference between swear and admit? Thank you.
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Swear/admit #2 (permalink) Fri Nov 18, 2005 9:13 am   Swear/admit
 

Hi,

Admit simply means confess or allow the fact that you have done something. Swear is much stronger in meaning and indicates that you confirm something is true and you support this by using the name of a deity or god.

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Swear vs. admit #3 (permalink) Thu May 07, 2009 18:07 pm   Swear vs. admit
 

why can't it be ,, assure I did''? thanks
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Swear vs. admit #4 (permalink) Tue Dec 29, 2009 20:05 pm   Swear vs. admit
 

tr.v. as·sured, as·sur·ing, as·sures
1. To inform positively, as to remove doubt: assured us that the train would be on time.
2. To cause to feel sure: assured her of his devotion.
3. To give confidence to; reassure.
4. To make certain; ensure: "Nothing in history assures the success of our civilization" (Herbert J. Muller).
5. To make safe or secure.
6. Chiefly British To insure, as against loss.
(http://www.thefreedictionary.com/assure)
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Swear vs. admit #5 (permalink) Wed Dec 30, 2009 9:40 am   Swear vs. admit
 

Hi Saneta,

If you wanted to say 'assure', it wouild need an object. This would then read: I assure you I did.

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