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    #1

    is this expression fine?

    "failed to fulfill what was agreed"
    "fail to fulfill what was set"
    "failed to fulfill what was arranged"

    is it good English, please?
    thanks.

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    #2

    Re: is this expression fine?

    A bit more context is always helpful.

    These all work:
    You have failed to fulfill the terms of our agreement.
    You did not meet the terms of our agreement.
    You have failed to meet the terms of the agreement.
    You didn't fulfill your part of the bargain.


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    Re: is this expression fine?

    The first and third phrases are grammatically correct- the second is not.

    Also, in the second example, though the term "set" would be understood by an English speaker as per context, it would rarely be used.

    Finally, if one were to choose between "agreed" and "arranged," "agreed" would probably be the best choice. "Agreed" emphasizes that there exists an agreement between the parties involved. If you are to use the term "fulfill," then that is especially true, because it alludes to a contract (or agreement) of some type.

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    Re: is this expression fine?

    Quote Originally Posted by Merah View Post
    The first and third phrases are grammatically correct- the second is not.

    Also, in the second example, though the term "set" would be understood by an English speaker as per context, it would rarely be used.

    Finally, if one were to choose between "agreed" and "arranged," "agreed" would probably be the best choice. "Agreed" emphasizes that there exists an agreement between the parties involved. If you are to use the term "fulfill," then that is especially true, because it alludes to a contract (or agreement) of some type.
    thanks a lot.
    would you suggest another verb instead of "fulfill"? I mean a more casual one, please.
    thanks again.
    Last edited by jctgf; 15-May-2008 at 23:14.


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    Re: is this expression fine?

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    thanks a lot.
    would you suggest another verb instead of "fulfill"? I mean a more casual one, please.
    thanks again.
    But in what context do you want to use this verb?

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    Re: is this expression fine?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    But in what context do you want to use this verb?

    thanks.
    I'd like to know how to say that "somebody had an agreement with me but didn't act as expected".
    If he didn't act as expected, then he didn't "fulfill" the agreement, I believe.
    I found many entries for "fulfill the agreement" on google and mark davies' so that I was OK with it but I learned in this post that "fulfill" alludes to a contract, what seems to be very formal to me. The context is not necessarily that formal.
    This way, I wonder if I could use another verb instead of "fulfill". I am always looking for popular terms, so people won't frown at me when I speak.
    thanks again.

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    Re: is this expression fine?

    Quote Originally Posted by Merah View Post
    The first and third phrases are grammatically correct- the second is not.

    Also, in the second example, though the term "set" would be understood by an English speaker as per context, it would rarely be used.

    Finally, if one were to choose between "agreed" and "arranged," "agreed" would probably be the best choice. "Agreed" emphasizes that there exists an agreement between the parties involved. If you are to use the term "fulfill," then that is especially true, because it alludes to a contract (or agreement) of some type.
    hi,
    please, can I use "set" when referring to a date?
    "Tomorrow is the deadline congressional and administration budget negotiators have set for themselves...".
    thanks.

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