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    shall is used in future tense
    i just want to know its other uses . is it used to get permission ?.
    example : shall we start?

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    Tdol is offline Editor,
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    Americans don't use it much. In the UK, it can be a future, though mostly in formal English nowadays. We use it in questions:

    Shall we start? suggestions
    What shall I do? advice
    You shall do it! strong orders (stronger than 'will'), usually when angry

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