Speech Acts and Events

Threatening Felicity Conditions

Below you see listed the felicity conditions on promise.

A promises B to do X:

  1. A believes B wants X done.
  2. A is able to do X.
  3. A is willing to do X.
  4. X has not already been done.

Now, what change(s) could you make in order to provide felicity conditions on threaten?

Hint: You can do it by adding just a couple of words to one of the conditions above.

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