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Working with words

Look at the words on the left below and match them with the definitions on the right.

a. failure to perform one or more of the promises or terms of which a contract is made up

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b. valid, enforceable

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c. section of a contract

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d. essential basis of a contract, usually provided by showing an offer by one party and acceptance of it by another.

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e. complete, unconditional

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In a contract you may find the following clauses:

a. a cancellation clause
b. a penalty clause
c. a termination clause

Look at the extracts from business contracts. Match each extract with one of the clauses above.

1. ... five per cent for each month of delay ...

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2. ... and the contract will continue until terminated by six weeks' notice.

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3. ... fifty per cent charge if cancelled less than six weeks beforehand.

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