There a lyrics, 'There will be an answer, let it be'. But I am curious about the change of the meaning of the sentence above when I substitute 'shall' for 'will'. Is there any difference made between them?

  • Hi, welcome to ELL! What song? Anything else you can tell us about the context?
    – Eddie Kal
    Nov 3 '20 at 1:02
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    “will” is for future declarative; “shall” is for future imperative.
    – StephenS
    Nov 3 '20 at 1:17
  • I.e., as @StephenS stated, "will" means an answer can be found, but, "You shall answer," means you don't have the option to remain silent. Nov 3 '20 at 5:37
  • @Eddie Kal Let It Be. It's a song by one of these new "pop groups", M'lud. Nov 3 '20 at 8:56

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