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    Multiple choice

    Twenty minutes have passed; the bus ______ come at any moment. A. shall B. should C. can D. must
    Which should I choose?
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    Re: Multiple choice

    Which do you think you should choose?

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    Re: Multiple choice

    [not a teacher]

    Although "shall" is less common in AmE, I can think of cases where I would use any of those choices.

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    Re: Multiple choice

    Quote Originally Posted by BobSmith View Post
    [not a teacher]Although "shall" is less common in AmE, I can think of cases where I would use any of those choices.
    Well, Cinderella's fairy godmother can promise 'You shall go to the ball', but I cannot imagine anybody naturally saying 'the bus shall come at any moment'.

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    Re: Multiple choice

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Well, Cinderella's fairy godmother can promise 'You shall go to the ball', but I cannot imagine anybody naturally saying 'the bus shall come at any moment'.
    I agree.To me it sounds like an assumption.
    I can't think of a suitable example with caneither though, whereas could would fit in.

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    Re: Multiple choice

    The expected answer is probably "should". It's a bad test question as there are other possible answers.

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