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Is 'SHALL' still used in present day English, or it is outdated? And if it is still being used, then in which contexts?

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  • shall is rare in AmE, except in conservative contexts like legal documents. – Tᴚoɯɐuo Jul 31 '17 at 10:45
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Shall still very much gets used, more so in BrE from my experience.

Give us a call when you get home so we know you arrived safely.
I shall!

More usually "will" gets used nowadays

Give us a call when you get home so we know you arrived safely.
I will!

To me, using "shall" carries more weight of obligation and responsibility then "will" does.
Arguably, one might sound better read using "shall" but when not used too often.

  • More than this, Shall is a legal term which, used in a contract, imposes an obligation. Will in a contract does not. – Chenmunka Jul 31 '17 at 11:49

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