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    apply / applied

    Terms and Conditions Apply

    Why should "apply" be used but not "applied"?

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    Re: apply / applied

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    They apply at any time. Simple present for nontemporal, universal condition.
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    Re: apply / applied

    Quote Originally Posted by kohyoongliat View Post
    Terms and Conditions Apply

    Why should "apply" be used but not "applied"?
    Talking about a contract you signed at some time in the past, you could say - for example - I couldn't get my money back because Ts&Cs applied.... Alternatively, if someone - for some reason - wants to make it clear that Ts&Cs have been applied (to an agreement that perhaps doesn't spell them out), he could say Ts&Cs [are/have been] applied.

    But by far the most likely context is the one MrM has covered.

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    Re: apply / applied

    Many thanks for the replies.

    With warmest wishes

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    Re: apply / applied

    I believe the original phrase was,

    The Terms and Conditions do apply.

    and has since been shortened.

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