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Let's go, shall we?

The "shall we" tag is not very common in everyday speech, is it? :?:
 

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No, it isn't, is it?

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No, it isn't, is it?

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To the best of your knowledge, is it common both in BE and AE? Incidentally, I feel quite comfortable with it. :D
 

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It's common enough in British English. We use 'shall' quite a lot in questions. ;-)
 

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How about this one:

We shall talk, shan't we?

I heard the tag occasionally a couple of years ago. Is it common these days, in your experience? :roll:
 

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Definitely. What we don't use so much nowadays is the ordinary declarative 'I shall go', though it is used by many in more formal contexts.;-)
 

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petertsui said:
RonBee said:
No, it isn't, is it?

:wink:

To the best of your knowledge, is it common both in BE and AE? Incidentally, I feel quite comfortable with it. :D

I don't hear "shall" very much. It isn't used much in AE except in some fixed expressions such as Shall we dance? (Apparently, it is fairly common in BE.)

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If I've asked an American a question with 'shall',they seem to answer with 'should'.;-)
 

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tdol said:
If I've asked an American a question with 'shall',they seem to answer with 'should'.;-)

  • A: Shall we go?
    B: We should.

Eh?

:?:
 
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