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“I will” or “I shall” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When should I use “shall” versus “will”? I have learnt in school we should use shall with I, you and we. But I often see people saying I will, you will ...
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“shall” vs. “will” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 'shall' and 'will' Is there any difference at all between these two sentences? What will we talk about? What shall we talk about?
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When should one use “shall” and "will”? [duplicate]

When should one use “shall” and "will”? 'Sure, I __________ come.' Which word - "shall" or "will" - should be used in the blank?
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“I shall” vs. “I will” in an e-mail to a superior [duplicate]

In an e-mail to a superior, should I write "I shall create a page", or "I will create a page"?
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shall+be+ ing Verb structure [duplicate]

Why does one use shall+be+ing instead of will? What are the functions of be and V+ing? I shall be focusing on the mechanisms that govern individual`s choices at and beyond school-leaving age and ...
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“will” vs “shall” in the movie Pride and Prejudice [duplicate]

This extract from the film script of Pride and Prejudice (1995) and the meaning of some sentences are a bit vague for me. Why does Kitty use will in the first sentence and shall in the second? Is ...
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usage of Shall and Will [duplicate]

What is the correct usage? I shall update you or I will update you. in short, what is the difference between Shall and Will ?
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can you tell me the usage of shall in daily speaking [duplicate]

I'm writting to ask for some help Can you tell me the usages of shall in daily speaking Thank you.
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When to use 'will' and when to use 'shall'? [duplicate]

I always get confused in using will and shall. Same way when to use must and should.
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Will/shall - I _____ never go there. With reason [duplicate]

As like while teaching when such sentences come in front and we teach about using shall with I. Students come up with their books & guides to show as there is 'will' mentioned for answer this ...
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Why do we say “was supposed to” for “should have”?

I was supposed to do my homework, but I went out clubbing instead. On a literal interpretation, supposed to suggests that other people (or indeed, myself) might have supposed (thought, imagined, ...
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Can one say “I should like” rather than “I would like”? Is the former grammatical?

My focus here is on the should in the sentence fragment "I should very much like...". Why is it there in place of would? It seems strange that should is used in the subjunctive mood there -- is it ...
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“Shall” and “will” in legal requirements

What is the implication of using shall versus will in writing a specification document? For instance, lets say I have the paragraph, "upon by all parties involved." All information between ...
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“Should I” or “Shall I” or …? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “Should” vs. “Shall” vs. “Will” vs. “Must” Shall I upload the pictures? I'm not sure how to start this sentence. If I offer ...
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Is use of “shall” archaic?

A friend of mine, pursuing BA(Hons) in English corrected me that no one uses shall now and often it is advised to prefer the use of should, would, etc. Although Downton Abbey is set upon a time ...

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