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    to honor a promise

    "It gives them the opportunity to hold me accountable when I'm not following through on promises that I've made."

    Hi,

    I've found this expression and I wonder if it means "to honor".

    How about "The president didn't fulfill the promises he made during his campaign"?

    What is the most common and informal verb to use in this expression, please?

    Thanks.

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    Re: to honor a promise

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    "It gives them the opportunity to hold me accountable when I'm not following through on promises that I've made."

    Hi,

    I've found this expression and I wonder if it means "to honor".

    How about "The president didn't fulfill the promises he made during his campaign"?

    What is the most common and informal verb to use in this expression, please?

    Thanks.
    You are right on target, jctgf! The president didn't keep his promises. He didn't do what he said he would do. He did less than he said he would do!

    In sum, the president didn't meet the public's expectations based upon promises he made.

    Cheers,
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    Re: to honor a promise

    Quote Originally Posted by amigos4 View Post
    You are right on target,
    jctgf
    ! The president didn't keep his promises. He didn't do what he said he would do. He did less than he said he would do!

    In sum, the president didn't meet the public's expectations based upon promises he made.

    Cheers,
    Amigo
    Hi,
    is "to keep the promise" the most popular and casual way to say it? is it more informal than "to fulfill the promise", please?
    thanks.
    Last edited by jctgf; 23-Jul-2008 at 02:51.

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    Re: to honor a promise

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    Hi,
    the most common and popular way to say is "keep the promises"?
    thanks.
    Yes! He didn't 'keep' his promises. The use of 'keep' in this instance is common usage in North America.

    Cheers,
    Amigo

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