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    How to use the term promise

    If someone does not implement his promise we say that he has come back on his promise or he has undone his promise. However how we say if he has implemented his promise by giving what he promised to give but later he has taken back what he has given?

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    Re: How to use the term promise

    Welcome to the forum, id330uk.

    Mostly we say you make a promise and then you keep it or break it.

    In your example you could say he went back on his promise.

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    Re: How to use the term promise

    He could go back on a promise. We also use "to renege".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: How to use the term promise

    To go back on a promise means not to implement a promise. However what I would like to say also is that he has implemented his promise so he has kept his promise but later he has taken away what he has given. Hence at the end he finally went back on his promised but I would like to say that first he kept it.
    I would to know how to express this difference because it could be considered worse than never having implemented his promise because he take away what he has given

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    Re: How to use the term promise

    If we say he reneged on his promise or not kept it or break it we are going to believe that he never implemented it what is not accurate because he implemented it but later removed what he has given

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