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For example-
"You shall attend the conference".
"You will attend the conference". Is there any difference between them?

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    Few people use shall in this context any more. In fact many people don't use shall in any context. – Colin Fine May 27 '20 at 11:09
  • @ColinFine, the conventional theory (as we had been taught) is that SHALL follows first person (I, and We), and WILL the remaining (referred to as third person), called ordinary future. If it goes the other way, it adds more emphasis to it. In modern English language use, it must have undergone change(s). – Ram Pillai May 27 '20 at 13:46
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    Yes, @RamPillai, and I'm one of the people who continues to use shall with the first person, especially in a question, shall I?. But apart from that, and the use in regulations and standards, shall is pretty well dead. Other than in Cinderella (you shall go to the ball!) I would be surprised to hear anyone say you shall. That's why I didn't answer with the traditional complex answer. – Colin Fine May 27 '20 at 17:59
  • @ColinFine, Agree with you, fully. – Ram Pillai May 28 '20 at 1:18
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    @user11634197: that is what some of the books tell you. That is not what most native English speakers do, which is why I commented as I did. – Colin Fine May 28 '20 at 15:44

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