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Contracts arise #1 (permalink) Tue Feb 22, 2011 22:10 pm   Contracts arise
 

Business English Lesson, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #192 "The Law of Contracts", question 4

Contracts ......... when a duty does or may come into existence, because of a promise made by one of the parties.

(a) activate
(b) appear
(c) apply
(d) arise

Business English Lesson, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #192 "The Law of Contracts", answer 4

Contracts arise when a duty does or may come into existence, because of a promise made by one of the parties.

Correct answer: (d) arise

Your answer was: incorrect
Contracts apply when a duty does or may come into existence, because of a promise made by one of the parties.
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Please explain why apply can't be used here ?
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Contracts arise #2 (permalink) Wed Feb 23, 2011 0:22 am   Contracts arise
 

'Apply' indicates that the subject ('contracts') are already in existence, but this sentence talks about the creation of contracts.
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