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    I shall go - we shall go or I will go - we will go

    I shall go and we shall go
    Are considered out of fashion?

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    Re: I shall go - we shall go or I will go - we will go

    Quote Originally Posted by melo View Post
    I shall go and we shall go
    Are considered out of fashion?
    In AmE, it is a bit out of date except in polite questions or poetic language.

    We still say:

    Shall we go?
    Shall we dance?
    Shall I get us some champagne?

    I believe "shall" is used more often in BrE.

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    Re: I shall go - we shall go or I will go - we will go

    Other than questions, 'shall' is less used in BrE too, though it is still there. It's fairly common in formal use.

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