Results 1 to 2 of 2
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Persian
      • Home Country:
      • Iran
      • Current Location:
      • Iran

    • Join Date: Aug 2012
    • Posts: 139
    #1

    Shall vs should

    One of the usages of shall is that it is used in the sense of do you want me/us to do something as in this sentence:

    Shall I close the door?

    Now, my grammar book says that should is used as the past form of the shall in sentences meaning do you want me/us to do something and it softens the idea as in this sentence:

    Should I close the door?

    Now, I would like to assure that is this sentence should I close the door? in the past tense the same as simple past or it just softens the idea?

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England

    • Join Date: Jun 2010
    • Posts: 24,449
    #2

    Re: Shall vs should

    Present — 'It's cold in here. Should/Shall I close the door?'

    Past — 'The cat just ran out. Should I have closed the door?'

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •