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Difference Between Enquiry And Inquiry

Enquiry Inquiry
Enquiry means to ask a question. Inquiry is a formal investigation.
The prefix ‘en’ comes from French. The prefix ‘in’ comes from Latin.
Enquiry is a request for truth, knowledge or information. Inquiry is an investigation into something.
Enquiry is preferred in British English. Americans are more comfortable with the inquiry.
For example: Abhishek writes an Enquiry Letter. For example: I immediately instituted an inquiry to ascertain the facts in the case.

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