Do you still use 'should' as an auxiliary verb? Or in conditional sentences? I know nowadays 'would' is preferable. Just many people ask what's the difference between shall and should. For me it's two different verbs in modern english.

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    'Shall' is rare in American English. 'Should' and 'would' are equally common. – Mitch Dec 28 '18 at 14:42
  • In American English, shall is restricted to two idiomatic first-person constructions, both questions in form, and both functioning pragmatically: (1) Shall I VerbPhrase?, which is an offer to the addressee, usually for the benefit of the addressee: Shall I close the curtains?; and (2) Shall we VerbPhrase?, which is an invitation to the addressee to engage in an activity with the speaker: Shall we dance? Outside those constructions, use of shall without an accompanying non-American accent is usually taken as posturing. – John Lawler Dec 28 '18 at 16:02
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    ... and Sasha is entirely correct that shall and should are two different verbs in modern English. – John Lawler Dec 28 '18 at 16:05

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