English is a very concise language and there are often many ways of expressing the same thought.I can also say "You must make sure that things are done". Is it right?
English is a very concise language and there are often many ways of expressing the same thought.
Although "make sure" is correct, it's two words where one (ensure) as suggested by Janey UK is more concise and, in my opinion, more elegant.
I don't believe "it" stands for anything here, but is instead part of an idiom which evolved from phrases in which "it" had stood in for something. But the resultant "see to it" developed the same meaning as "ensure."Hi,
“You must see to it that those things are done.”
Does “see to it” mean “examine”?
Could you tell me what “it” stands for? Does it stand for “that those things are done”?