OTHER WORDS FROM enquireun·en·quired, adjectiveun·en·quir·ing, adjective
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ENQUIRE VS. INQUIRE
What's the difference between enquire and inquire?
Enquire and inquire mean the same thing: to ask, to seek information, or to investigate. Enquire is a less common variant of inquire.
Both inquire and enquire are somewhat formal. Some speakers of British English may use both words, preferring enquire in contexts that are less formal. In the U.S., enquire is rarely used.
Here’s an example of enquire used correctly in a sentence.
Example: I’m calling to enquire about the open position.
Inquire could be used in this sentence in the same exact way.
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Enquire and inquire have the same meaning.
How to use enquire in a sentence
Finally (and although most never enquire) yes, I find it offensive when you ask me these things.
But it was not necessary for him to enquire how strict, or how apparently long, was to be his confinement.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
Make an engagement with the hackman, to take you only in his hack, and enquire his charge before starting.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness|Florence Hartley
It is, therefore, worth while to enquire, is science really so positive as these persons pretend?
With all these palpable facts in view, let us enquire into the origin of the book which has produced such results.
I found he spoke English, and immediately began to enquire of him concerning the news of Rio.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil|Maria Graham