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    is this text ok?

    The contract was/has been canceled once one of the parts didn't accomplish/fulfill the agreement.

    Hi,

    Is this sentence correct, please?

    Also, which is the best verb for the sentence "Two people ____ a contract"? What two people do with a contract? Do they "sign" a contract? Do they "create" a contract? Do they "make" a contract? Do they "establish" a contract?

    Thanks.
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    Re: is this text ok?

    In the name of Allah,
    Hi, I wish this link helps:
    Contract - Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Re: is this text ok?

    Correct choices :
    • The contract was cancelled. ( Past ).
    • The contract has been cancelled(Present Perfect).
    • Joan and Ray sign the contract. ( it is the action of giving validity to the contract by actually signing it).[ present ].
    • Joan and Ray created (elaborated ,wrote) a contract. [Past]
    [I'm not an English teacher].

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    Re: is this text ok?

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    The contract was/has been canceled once one of the parts didn't accomplish/fulfill the agreement.

    The contract is/will be cancelled if one or more parties do not fulfil the terms of the agreement.
    The contract has been cancelled as one of the parties did not comply with the terms of the agreement.


    Also, which is the best verb for the sentence "Two people ____ a contract"? What two people do with a contract? Do they "sign" a contract? Do they "create" a contract? Do they "make" a contract? Do they "establish" a contract?
    That rather depends on the context and stage of contracting:

    Two people agree a contract
    Two people draw up a contract
    Two people signed the contract
    Two people acted on the contract

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    Re: is this text ok?

    It could also be:

    Once one of the parties didn't fulfill the agreement, the contract was canceled.

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    Re: is this text ok?

    Two parties can also "enter" into an agreement or contract.

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    Re: is this text ok?

    Quote Originally Posted by susiedqq View Post
    It could also be:

    Once one of the parties didn't fulfill the agreement, the contract was canceled.
    Hi Susie,
    Your reply has sparked another doubt in my mind (is this sentence fine?). I have been struggling to understand how to use "once" to mean "because". I see that you have just made(done?) it. I think that my problem is that I always try to use "once" with "that", that is, "once that" and maybe that's my mistake.

    Is "Once that one of the parties didn't fulfill..." wrong while "Once one of the parties didn't fulfill..." is correct?

    Thanks.

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    Re: is this text ok?

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    Hi Susie,


    Is "Once that one of the parties didn't fulfill..." wrong while "Once one of the parties didn't fulfill..." is correct?

    Thanks.
    (not a professional teacher) That is correct. "Once one of the parties didn't fulfill" means "from the point in time at which one of the parties failed..." You could say, "one of the parties failed to meet its obligations. Once that happened, the contract was void."

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    Quote Originally Posted by stuartnz View Post
    (not a professional teacher) That is correct. "Once one of the parties didn't fulfill" means "from the point in time at which one of the parties failed..." You could say, "one of the parties failed to meet its obligations. Once that happened, the contract was void."
    Thanks lot, Stuart.
    You very helpful, as usual.
    My stubborn doubt is specifically concerning the type of construction used in "Once that one of the parties didn't fulfill...".
    I just would like to be 100% sure that I understood: I cannot use "once that one..." is this kind of sentence. I can use "once one...". Right?
    Thanks again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    Thanks lot, Stuart.
    I cannot use "once that" is this kind of sentence, right?
    I'm not a professional teacher, but that is certainly how it seems to me. I have never read a phrase constructed that way, and if I heard it or read it, it would sound wrong.

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