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  1. azkad's Avatar
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    #1

    Arrow I will or I shall

    Hi there,

    I am in two minds with the usage of the auxiliaries WILL and SHALL.
    In contemporary English, which is more common and considered to be official?

    I will have a meeting

    or

    I shall have a meeting

    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: I will or I shall

    Quote Originally Posted by azkad View Post
    Hi there,

    I am in two minds with the usage of the auxiliaries WILL and SHALL.
    In contemporary English, which is more common and considered to be official?

    I will have a meeting

    or

    I shall have a meeting

    Thank you.
    "I will have a meeting with Mr Azkad tomorrow" is far more likely than "I shall have a meeting with Mr Azkad tomorrow".

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    #3

    Re: I will or I shall

    Thank you bhaisahab for your reply.

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    #4

    Re: I will or I shall

    But if no meeting has been arranged and you feel that one would be desirable, you'd ask yourself 'Shall I have a meeting with Mr Azkad tomorrow?'

    Rover

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