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    will and shall

    Hi there,
    How do we use 'will' and 'shall'?

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    Re: will and shall

    Will is used:
    -for a future tense. Eg You'll be nineteen years old next week.
    -to indicate a will. Eg I will survive!

    Shall is used:
    -to make a sugestion (with 'I' or 'we'). Eg Shall I close this door?
    -as an old-fashioned modal instead of 'will' (with I or 'we'). Eg I shall never forget how clever you are
    -to say something certainly will or must happen. Eg We shall be there to meet the train

    That list is not exhaustive.

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    Exclamation Re: will and shall

    Quote Originally Posted by simon1234 View Post
    Hi there,
    How do we use 'will' and 'shall'?

    tks
    simon
    Both the modal verbs are used to express future propositions, though each has some specific uses according to BrE and AmE. Please read the explanation given here: Grammar Girl : "Shall" Versus "Will" :: Quick and Dirty Tips

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