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    lord of the rings

    Hello everyone,

    In the first movie of Lord of the Rings there is a scene Gandalf the Grey fought against the red beast on the tunnel or something like a small bridge and he said you shell not pass. Is this sentence meaning the same meanas you can not pass. If it is, why would not he say cannot instead shell not..
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    Re: lord of the rings

    Quote Originally Posted by onurediperu View Post
    Hello everyone,

    In the first movie of Lord of the Rings there is a scene Gandalf the Grey fought against the red beast on the tunnel or something like a small bridge and he said you shell not pass. Is this sentence meaning the same meanas you can not pass. If it is, why would not he say cannot instead shell not..
    best regards...
    It' "you shall not pass", which means "you will not pass". As to why he says that, it's because that's how it is written.

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    Re: lord of the rings

    I think the 'shall' is used to mean 'must', an order, an imperative.

    not a teacher

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    Re: lord of the rings

    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    I think the 'shall' is used to mean 'must', an order, an imperative.

    not a teacher
    No, it's "will". "You will not pass!" "I have decided, I will not allow you to pass!"

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    Re: lord of the rings

    thanks a lot for your helpful explanations

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