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    Which is correct if you're making a suggestion?

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    Default Re: Suggestions

    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.
    Conversation:

    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.


    Regards,
    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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    Default Re: Suggestions

    Quote Originally Posted by Teia View Post
    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.
    Conversation:

    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.


    Regards,
    thanks, tht was helpful

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teia View Post
    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.
    Conversation:

    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.


    Regards,
    Hi,

    Your answer is very good and explained well that where shall is use and

    where well is used.This is right answer.

    Thanks

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

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