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I _____ you that I had no intention of offending you.

 

A. guarantee
B. assure

Note: I agree that B sounds better, but I can find what the problem is with A (It is something I can picture myself saying). Can you explain why A is not quite right? Thanks

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Correction: but I CAN'T find what the problem is with A ...

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    Guarantee is like a promise for the future, but in your example the person already offended the other person.

    Guarantee just isn't used that way that much, and it sounds more native if you say "assure". I don't know why exactly, it just sounds that way.

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