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  1. He shall die.
  2. He will die. (Will is stressed.)
  3. He will die. (Will is not stressed.)

What is the difference among them?

Number 1 means that I will kill him.

Number 2 means that he intends to die.

Number 3 is a simple future. He will die as time passes.

Is my explanation plausible?

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  • The difference between "shall" and "will" is rather subtle and merits its own Wikipedia page: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shall_and_will. – rghome May 9 at 11:12
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    Nowhere in he shall die does it imply I will kill him. That's a completely false assumption. (Not only that he will be killed but that you will kill him.) – Jason Bassford Supports Monica May 9 at 20:17

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