Thought for Today, 30 th January 2019

An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propogation nor does truth becomes error because nobody sees it.Truth stands, even if there be no public suppport.It is self sustained.

Mahatma Gandhi

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Difference between 'Inquiry' and 'Enquiry'

'Inquiry' and 'enquiry' are interchangeable in the US and the UK. However, in the UK, it is becoming preferable to use 'inquiry' to denote 'an investigation' and 'enquiry' to denote 'a question'.In India both the words are used to carry the same meaning as done in U.K. The word ' Inquiry' is used in relation to a formal 'inquiry' whereas the word 'enquiry' is used to denote ' the act of questioning.Therefore in case of departmental proceeding the word used is 'Inquiry' indicating that it is a formal inquiry.

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