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Tdol

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Which is correct if you're making a suggestion?
 

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tdol said:
Which is correct if you're making a suggestion?

The first one. The second one is a question (and an odd one), not a suggestion.

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It is a question, but there are situations where it wouldn't seem so odd- a couple, for instance, where only one knew the travel plans. ;-)
 

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why shall? i always hear word will...anyway shall isn't used anymore:D


Hi,

Shall is still used in English grammar :
"Will" means willingness and it is also the mark of "future tense"
"Shall" is used when making suggestions or when I am ready to do smth. in the future but this not my "will" or my" wish".

e.g.
Conversation:

Mother :Jane, will you help me with the dishes,please?
Jane : yes, mom, I will [ it`s my will ; I`ll do it because I want]
If you use " shall" instead of "will" in the previous sentence, the meaning is different.


Regards,
 
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In my opinion both variants are correct:
will we go? - someone asks us if we intend to go in the future
shall we go? - someone asks us in a polite way if we want to go which may be in the future or in the present
 

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Good posting!

This is one of the few instances where shall continues to exist in common vernacular English.

I think that the phrase Shall we dance? and its variants will remain in conversational English long after other uses of shall have disappeared.
 

Genius86

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Helllooooo.........

if u say "will we go?" here it's a question when you are not sure whether you'll go or not and the answer is with Yes or NO

Shall we go? here you are 100% sure that you will go but you suggest for the listener to go at this moment....

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Qasem

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the first one becuase we might go and it has stronger meaning than the other one.
 

Mihai_alexandru

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You use "shall" for suggestions so it is correct.

e.g.
Shall we dance?
Shall we go to the cinema?
Shall we watch TV?
 

siddsonu

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Hi,
My name is siddharth jain i want to improve my english. I cant speak good english while speaking i speak very slow as i feel while speaking i concentrate on grammer which made me speak slow. i want to remove my hasitation. So if you can help me please do so.

Regards
Siddharth
 

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Shall We Go ?:roll:
 

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i have studied english grammar
shall to used a little and "will" we say it a lot
and i have know its a question from u
but i say shall is the best
 
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i think shall will be the correct answer:up:
 

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I think Shall is true , but , sometimes I heard somebody using will , too...
And in brief it`s both we`ll ...
 

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Which is correct if you're making a suggestion?

Hello, I'm The French,

I know the two forms are correct, but I answered shall, because it's a suggestion.

Somebody told me, that the shall form it's not very used in English, and the use of it seems to be a little archaic for English, is it true?

Thank for you reply:-D
 
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