SHALL (predictions)

SHALL (predictions)

Point 71 is FUTURE simple (usually in formal contexts)

If we look at the EGP examples:

… we_PPIS2 shall_VM meet_VVI in_II November_NPM1 ._.
… we_PPIS2 shall_VM probably_RR have_VHI several_DA2 years_NNT2 more_RRR to_TO live_VVI ._.

The only formal aspect we can find common in both examples is the use of ‘we’ and a time token.  ‘Shall’ is covered in many ways in the EGP.

So our very ‘loose’ iWeb search can be for:

we shall * * _N

1 WE SHALL SEE . 1569
2 WE SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY 420
3 WE SHALL HAVE THE RIGHT 259
4 WE SHALL SEE ! 229
5 WE SHALL SEE . 126
6 WE SHALL HAVE NO OBLIGATION 108
7 WE SHALL SEE … 93
8 WE SHALL HAVE NO RESPONSIBILITY 71
9 WE SHALL TAKE A LOOK 67
10 WE SHALL SEE IN CHAPTER 55
11 WE SHALL OVERCOME . 33
12 WE SHALL HAVE WORLD GOVERNMENT 31
13 WE SHALL USE REASONABLE ENDEAVOURS 31
14 WE SHALL RETURN . 29
15 WE SHALL SEE ! 25
16 WE SHALL SEE HOW THINGS 22
17 WE SHALL UNLEASH THE NIHILISTS 22
18 WE SHALL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY 21
19 WE SHALL SEE THE KING 21
20 WE SHALL USE THE TERM 21
21 WE SHALL KEEP THE FAITH 20
22 WE SHALL DEFEND OUR ISLAND 19
23 WE SHALL HAVE A LOOK 19
24 WE SHALL HARNESS FOR GOD 18
25 WE SHALL SEE HIM FACE 18
26 WE SHALL . ” 17
27 WE SHALL USE REASONABLE EFFORTS 17
28 WE SHALL IN NO EVENT 16
29 WE SHALL BE IN DANGER 15
30 WE SHALL DO . 15
31 WE SHALL KNOW THE TRUTH 15
32 WE SHALL SEE …. 15
33 WE SHALL SEE ….. 15
34 WE SHALL SEE HIS FACE 15
35 WE SHALL TAKE REASONABLE STEPS 15
36 WE SHALL ESCAPE THE ABSURDITY 14
37 WE SHALL INCUR NO LIABILITY 14
38 WE SHALL SEE . THANKS 14
39 WE SHALL SEE .. 14
40 WE SHALL SERVE THE LORD 14
41 WE SHALL AT ALL TIMES 13
42 WE SHALL SEE IN SECTION 13
43 WE SHALL SEE THE RESULTS 13
44 WE SHALL TURN OUR ATTENTION 13
45 WE SHALL UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES 13
46 WE SHALL CONFINE OUR ATTENTION 12
47 WE SHALL FIGHT IN FRANCE 12
48 WE SHALL FIND A WAY 12
49 WE SHALL PREVAIL . 12
50 WE SHALL SEE ) 12

However, probably a simpler turn to locating a higher level of the usage of shall is by the following vocabulary in the sentence.

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