The act of the offeror in treating the offer as in force may prevent it from lapsing.1 Such conduct is said to amount to an agreement to give more time or to treat the acceptance as an acceptance in time.2 Acts of the offeror have been held to extend the time of a written offer within the statute of frauds.3 If an offer has lapsed, a subsequent request for time to consider a subsequent demand for performance and an offer of compromise, does not amount to a renewal of the offer.4