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    #1

    Will or shall

    I found the following individual sentence examples for the topic of simple future tense.

    1. Danny and I shall buy her a present for Christmas.

    2. Jo, Jess and I will carry out our escape plan in two days' time.

    I understand that we should put shall after I. Then why they put will on the second example ?

    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: Will or shall

    "Will" is fine after "I". Either modal can form the future tense.

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    #3

    Re: Will or shall

    "Will" is much more common in BrE, except in the interrogative.

    We will buy her a plant for Christmas.
    Shall we buy her a plant for Christmas?

    I will get you a puppy for Christmas.
    Shall I get you a puppy for Christmas?

    In the Irish variant, you'll hear "Will I get you a puppy for Christmas?"
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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