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    Using the verb to fulfill

    Hi,
    If we want to express "The assumption is not valid for this problem", which sentence below can be used?

    The assumption does not fulfill for this problem.
    The assumption is not fulfilled for this problem.

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    Re: Using the verb to fulfill

    Quote Originally Posted by hanky View Post
    Hi,
    If we want to express "The assumption is not valid for this problem", which sentence below can be used?

    The assumption does not fulfill for this problem.
    The assumption is not fulfilled for this problem.

    Thanks a lot.

    Have a nice day.

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    You don't "fulfil for" something. It's fulfil + noun. (Note: fulfil is the BrE spelling, I believe fulfill (2 Ls at the end) is AmE.

    As far as your actual question is concerned, I don't think that fulfil can be used for this example. You don't fulfil an assumption or a problem.

    You fulfil an obligation.
    You fulfil a promise.
    You fulfil an order.

    It means to bring something into effect, or to carry something out.

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    Re: Using the verb to fulfill

    The assumption is not valid for this problem.

    Other ways to express it:
    The assumption cannot be applied to this problem.
    The assumption cannot be used for this problem.
    The assumption is not relevant/suitable to this problem.

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    Re: Using the verb to fulfill

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    You don't "fulfil for" something. It's fulfil + noun. (Note: fulfil is the BrE spelling, I believe fulfill (2 Ls at the end) is AmE.

    As far as your actual question is concerned, I don't think that fulfil can be used for this example. You don't fulfil an assumption or a problem.

    You fulfil an obligation.
    You fulfil a promise.
    You fulfil an order.

    It means to bring something into effect, or to carry something out.
    Hi tedtmc and emsr2d2,

    Thanks for the prompt replies.

    I tend to use AmE spelling and as a matter of fact, the spelling system of the usingenglish forum is happy with this too. Thank you for the additional information.

    Can we use fulfill in passive voice ? The assumption is not fulfilled for this problem (by whoever).

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    Re: Using the verb to fulfill

    Can we use fulfill in passive voice ? The assumption is not fulfilled for this problem (by whoever).

    Of course you can. But they are two different things altogether.
    You talk about fulfilling an assumption if it is valid to start with. Here it is not valid.

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