Difference between Inquire and Enquire?


Both enquire and inquire mean seeking information or more knowledge. In general manner of speaking, the difference is that enquire is used for asking to seek information while inquire on the other hand is used for making a formal investigation to seek information.
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The terms are normally used interchangeably, both in the United Kingdom and the United States. In the United Kingdom, the term inquiry is normally used to refer to an investigation whereas the term enquiry is used to refer to a question.
Q&A Related to "Difference between Inquire and Enquire?"
enquiry is used for asking a question and inquiry for making an investigation. So,you might enquire what time the inquiry begins.
In the US, inquiry and enquiry are interchangeable, but be aware
There is no difference at all. They both mean "to ask for information" about something or someone. However "inquire" is the American spelling of the word (with
The traditional distinction between enquire and inquire is that enquire is to be used for general senses of 'ask', while inquire is reserved for uses meaning 'make a formal investigation
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