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    Shall and futurity

    I have read different usages of "shall" in my grammar book but the book does not mention directly that how shall is used to show futurity.

    Does the following sentence show the futurity usage of "shall" correctly?

    Shall is used to show futurity with first pronouns (I and we) and it is infrequent and is used in very formal situations in American English.

    So, are the following examples correct?

    I shall call him next week.
    We shall speak with each other tomorrow.
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    Re: Shall and futurity

    Quote Originally Posted by toloue_man View Post
    I have read different usages of "shall" in my grammar book but the book does not mention directly that how shall is used to show futurity.

    Does the following sentence show the futurity usage of "shall" correctly?

    Shall is used to show futurity with first pronouns (I and we) and it is infrequent and is used in very formal situations in American English. "Shall" is used in formal situations and in legal applications (which, I suppose, are formal applications).

    So, are the following examples correct? Yes, except for the comment I made after the first one.

    I shall call him new week. I believe that you mean "next week", not "new week".
    We shall speak with each other tomorrow.
    Gil

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