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WILL or SHALL?



Noelica
Spain

WILL or SHALL?
 
Hi!
 
I need your help...
 
Is it correct WE WILL... or WE SHALL...?
 
Thank you!

3 Jun 2009      



marta v
Serbia

Both are correct but SHALL is used much less nowadays, especially in the US. First person singular (I) and plural (we) take both forms (that ´s what we were taught and teach now). The most frequent situation in which you use SHALL is in tag questions with WE: ´Let ´s go, shall we? ´

Marta

3 Jun 2009     



yasminchy
Slovenia

Both options are ok in this case

Check this:
http://www.englishclub.com/grammar/verbs-modals_shall-will.htm

3 Jun 2009     



lomasbello
Venezuela

BOTH ARE CORRECT, HOWEVER SHALL IS NOT AS USED AS WILL. sHALL IS AN OLD FASHION WAY OF ASKING PERMISSION!!

3 Jun 2009     



Nabila Manzur
Argentina

we can add that we use SHALL to ask and make suggestions too.
 
what SHALL we do?
Shall we go swimming? = i suggest that we go swimming
 
 
 
 
 
 

3 Jun 2009     



GIOVANNI
Canada

Both are correct but we rarely use shall  nowadays.

3 Jun 2009     



Abdelhadi
Morocco

In addition to what has been mentioned above, "Shall" is mainly used nowadays in jurisdiction and law contracts. Examples:

- This Law shall also apply to the....
- The contract shall be governed by...
 
Have a good day
 
AbdelhadiSmile

3 Jun 2009     



alien boy
Japan

One other important distinction is the relative obligation invoked by ´shall ´ & ´will ´
 
´shall ´ implies a weaker obligation than ´will ´, which states a clear & definite command or order.

4 Jun 2009