He will bite his nails, whatever I say. In statements, shall has the specific use of expressing an order or instruction, normally in elevated or formal register. An example is provided by the famous speech of Winston Churchill: For example, We shall se new generator will be used to power the operations tent.
Uses of shall and will in expressing futurity[ edit ] Both shall and will can be used to mark a circumstance as occurring in future time; this construction is often referred to as the future tense of English. However shall has distinct weak and strong pronunciations: Thus would and should can be used with " future-in-the-past " meaning, to express what was expected to happen, or what in fact did happen, after some past time of reference.
In English, shall and will are the auxiliaries that came to be We shall se for this purpose. Another, generally archaic, use of shall is in certain dependent clauses with future reference, as in "The prize is to be given to whoever shall have done the best.
However, in the common language it was will that was becoming predominant in that role. In Grammatica Linguae Anglicanae he wrote: Most requirement specifications use the word shall to denote something that is required, while reserving the will for simple statement about the future especially since "going to" is typically seen as too informal for legal contexts.
In practice, however, this rule is often not observed — the two auxiliaries are used interchangeably, with will being far more common than shall. Some requirement specifications will define the terms at the beginning of the document. Archaically, there were however the variants shalt and wilt, which were used with thou.
However, some documents deviate from this convention and use the words shall, will, and should to denote the strength of the requirement.
He will often stand on his head. Both verbs also have their own preterite past forms, namely should and would, which derive from the actual preterites of the Old English verbs made using the dental suffix that forms the preterites of weak verbs.
This should is found in stock phrases such as "I should think" and "I should expect". However, there are also cases in which the meaning being expressed combines plain futurity with some additional implication; these can be referred to as "coloured" uses of the future markers.
Specific uses of shall or will[ edit ] The modal verbs shall and will have been used in the past, and continue to be used, in a variety of meanings. As past of shall and will[ edit ] When would and should function as past tenses of will and shall, their usage tends to correspond to that of the latter verbs would is used analogously to will, and should to shall.
An influential proponent of the prescriptive rule that shall is to be used as the usual future marker in the first person was John Wallis. Most speakers have will as the future marker in any case, but when the meaning is as above, even those who follow or are influenced by the prescriptive rule would tend to use will rather than the shall that they would use with a first person subject for the uncolored future.
Similarly "The archbishop said that we should all sin from time to time" is intended to report the pronouncement that "We shall all sin from time to time" where shall denotes simple futuritybut instead gives the highly misleading impression that the original word was should meaning "ought to".
This is illustrated by the following sentences: Hence in enquiring factually about the future, one could ask:Directed by Quentin Lawrence.
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Oct 01, · Then what us people say when they want to express we ought to do something or we are supposed to do something? In British English, it seems to be "we shall/should do that." Right? "We Shall See" is a phrase I hear myself, and others, say quite often.
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