- August 30, 2016 at 4:50 pm #336325firelion28Member
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Mike promised to take John to lunch, and then when we got there Mike said “you must pay, because I have given you the benefit of my company”.
However, John says that – Past consideration is no consideration.
Sir is this not executed as Mike promised to pay(Promise) , and John comes ( act) and therefore promise for an act.
Sorry for the name examples 🙂August 30, 2016 at 6:24 pm #336356MikeLittleKeymaster
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Has lunch already been eaten at the time when Mike said ‘you must pay because I have given you the benefit of my company’ or was this said before they sat at the table?
‘Mike promised to take John to lunch,’ – at the time of that promise did I say to JOhn ‘and I shall pay’ or did I simply promise to take him for lunch?
If I had promised to take him to the car ferry, does that mean that I have to get on the ferry as well?
I have already fulfilled my obligation by taking him to the restaurant at lunch time
If he chooses to eat, that’s his problem
If I choose to eat and I have no money, that’s my problem. But I can still run faster than he can
You may now appreciate the difficulty in writing examination questions that are totally complete and non-ambiguous!
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