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    Which is correct if you're making a suggestion?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Which is correct if you're making a suggestion?
    The first one. The second one is a question (and an odd one), not a suggestion.

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    It is a question, but there are situations where it wouldn't seem so odd- a couple, for instance, where only one knew the travel plans.

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    why shall? i always hear word will...anyway shall isn't used anymore:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by silver_queen View Post
    why shall? i always hear word will...anyway shall isn't used anymore:D

    Hi,

    Shall is still used in English grammar :
    "Will" means willingness and it is also the mark of "future tense"
    "Shall" is used when making suggestions or when I am ready to do smth. in the future but this not my "will" or my" wish".

    e.g.
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    Mother :Jane, will you help me with the dishes,please?
    Jane : yes, mom, I will [ it`s my will ; I`ll do it because I want]
    If you use " shall" instead of "will" in the previous sentence, the meaning is different.


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    Last edited by Teia; 02-Jun-2008 at 13:10.

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    Default Re: Suggestions

    In my opinion both variants are correct:
    will we go? - someone asks us if we intend to go in the future
    shall we go? - someone asks us in a polite way if we want to go which may be in the future or in the present

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    Good posting!

    This is one of the few instances where shall continues to exist in common vernacular English.

    I think that the phrase Shall we dance? and its variants will remain in conversational English long after other uses of shall have disappeared.

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    Helllooooo.........

    if u say "will we go?" here it's a question when you are not sure whether you'll go or not and the answer is with Yes or NO

    Shall we go? here you are 100% sure that you will go but you suggest for the listener to go at this moment....

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    the first one becuase we might go and it has stronger meaning than the other one.

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    although I wrote 'shall ' I do hear Scots say 'will' when other anglophones would say 'shall'

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