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i am very confused what to use will or shall please someone explain
A: You will do what I tell you to do.
B: I will not.
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"Shall" is very rarely heard in AmE. Apparently there is a distinction between "shall" and "will" in BrE, but I never succeeded in learning it during the three years I spent in England.
I always have to obsess about something, and this is the one I was obsessing about until now. The truth is that "shall" is rarely used in American English (except in the examples Mike gave). I can't remember the last time I heard it. (I thought I would find this question in the FAQ section, but I didn't.) Don't let it be something that bothers you.
Contracts and laws say one party "shall do this" and another "shall do that." It's obligation, not volition.
When speaking in the first person, "I will" expresses volition and determination, where "I shall" simply expresses the future tense.
As far as practical use, one can ignore the word "shall" in AmE, except in set phrases, like the invitations Mike gave as examples. Even then, a "do you want to dance?" is just as expressive and less formal-sounding than "shall we dance?"