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  1. R&R
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    Hi,

    Kindly explain which appropriate modal should be use for the following sentence:

    a)Shall I get you something for your headache?
    b)Would I get you something for your headache?

    Please explain. Your assistance is much appreciated.

    Thanks.


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    Re: Modals

    Quote Originally Posted by R&R View Post
    Hi,

    Kindly explain which appropriate modal should be use for the following sentence:

    a)Shall I get you something for your headache?
    b)Would I get you something for your headache?

    Please explain. Your assistance is much appreciated.

    Thanks.
    'Shall' should be used in this sentence. Its meaning can be defined as 'asking for instructions.'

    If you want to use 'would' you have to rephrase the sentence: 'Would you like me to get you something for your headache?'

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    Re: Modals

    Perhaps (American English):
    A: Oh, my head hurts!
    B: Would you like me to get you something for your headache?


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