Failure Of Fit
Failure of fit is a lack of correspondence between the state of affairs
- described by the propositional content of an illocutionary act, and
- in the world.
- The falsity of an assertive act's contents
- The status of a commissive act's contents as broken by the speaker
- The status of a directive act's contents as unfulfilled by the person from whom compliance is sought
- The case of a declarative act that is unsuccessfully performed