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Shall and Will Usage

Can I say: I shall do it meaning that I am 100% it will happen? Then, if yes, we have such a scene. I am football player and I am in front of my trainer. He is saying "You shall win!" meaning ...
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SHALL vs. MUST in technical documents

In my company, we often need to write requirements for our customers. They are pretty much recommendations (i.e., we do not impose anything), but given a certain baseline, some are stricter than ...
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Can we say Shall he/she attend?

Can we say Shall he/she attend? Is it possible to make a question with shall?
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Question related to future tense: “shall” vs “will” [duplicate]

What is the difference between these sentences? Tell me, doctor, shall I lose weight? Tell me, doctor, will I lose weight?
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Difference in meaning? “Would” vs “shall”

What is the difference between these two sentences? What would we crime reporters do without juicy murders? What shall we crime reporters do without juicy murders?
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Meaning of a sentence from The Diary of a Young Girl? And what was ‘shall’ used for?

I would like to ask you a couple of questions about the sentence below which is from The Diary of a Young Girl. I hope I shall be able to confide in you completely, as I have never been able ...
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Verb before subject not in a question

I have always thought until just before that a verb should come before the subject only in questions, for example: Is this idea correct? But I was just reading a book ("Operating System Concepts" ...
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Shall used in the first person future tense (I believe…?)

Would it be correct to say, "Well then, I shall be on with it, now shalt I".
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difference between won't and don't in “It is high time to visit xyz headquarters if the mail won't (doesn't) come within 2 days.”

"It is high time to visit xyz headquarters if the mail won't come within 2 days." Please correct this sentence. Please explain the usage of won't and doesn't.
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Usage of 'will' and 'would' in a question [duplicate]

What is the difference between When will XYZ bank release the results of clerks? and When would XYZ Bank release the results of clerks? Which one is the formal way to ask the HR of the bank. ...
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Would you explain the usage and grammar of “shall”?

Would you please explain a little about the grammar of "shall"? For example, in a book that I'm reading, there's this sentence: In the following, we shall consider the propagation of an ...
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Can I use simple present to explain how to do something now

I know I can use simple present for instructions. But, If I want to explain how to do something now, can I use the simple present? For example is it correct if I said "I show you how to do it." or ...
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Should I use “will” with “tomorrow”?

Which of the following are correctly formed? Tomorrow I get up at half past six. or Tomorrow I will get up at half past six.
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Modal verb “will” to describe a present situation

I have heard a phone conversation between a person wishing to buy theater tickets and a sales agent like the following: “I want to buy two tickets for tonight’s show.” ~ “Certainly. I’ll need your ...
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“Will” or “Would”?

In my understanding, while talking about future whether to use "would" or "will" depends on our perception and subjective. If you are confident about something you can use 'will' instead of 'would' ...
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Will you not, or Will not (won't) you?

When asking someone questions about the future, would you ask Will you not? or Will not (won't) you? For example, of    1. Will you not go to school today?    2. Will ...
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What is the meaning of “Won't I/we” in questions?

I understand that won't in negative declarative sentences expresses unwillingness or a refusal. e.g. I won't leave until I've seen the manager. So, what does won't express in negative interrogative ...
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Is it possible to use 'shall' for intentions? is PEU wrong here?

M.swan PEU (3rd edition-unit:217) says, " Topic: announcing decisions: will We often use will when we tell people about a decision as we make it.for instant if we're agreeing to do something. &...
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'Will he/I …? for what?

'Will you + infinitive' expresses a request,order or instruction. E.g:1. Will you do something for me.(request) But I want to know when will is placed before a third person or first person ...