Student or Learner
Sirs! How would I use 'will and 'shall' in a sentence that could show willingness (volition)?
Sir, could you give one such example that could show the proper use of 'will' in the sense of willingness?
Last edited by aachu; 19-Jul-2011 at 23:28.
Not a teacher
I will sneak out to the cinema in spite of being grounded. (volition)
You shall have the bike for Christmas. (promise)
The prisoners shall be executed tomorrow. (determination, but it's the speaker's determination, not the poor chaps'.)
NB: This is what we were taught in the 60's in ESL class. Nowadays, will has become standard use for simple futurity even for the first person. And many native speakers are unsure about the use of shall with the second and third persons.