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    Red face difference

    hey fellows,
    one interesting question:
    whats the difference between 'shall' and 'should'
    thank u !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fadisass View Post
    hey fellows,
    one interesting question:
    whats the difference between 'shall' and 'should'
    thank u !!!
    There's at least one thing that the two have in common that I can think of, which is they are modal verbs.
    The differences between the two are numerous, though.

    Just to draw your attention to a couple of the differences.
    shall is used with the first person singular and plural (in place of will) with the tenses describing future predictions or future arrangements:

    I shall (or will) be back by midnight.
    We shall (or will) contact you in due course.


    should is used when talking about obligation or predictions/expectations with all the persons singular and plural:

    You should pay more attention while in class.
    They should be there by now.



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