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IF clause + SHALL clause

Here’s an expert example of using a conditional clause + ‘shall’ clause to express modality: Come on, if we don’t share a similar social consciousness, how shall we discuss social problems? Listen to this sentence. C2 point 225 in the category of MODALITY is defined: ‘shall’ in the main clause after an ‘if-‘ clause conditionals Long open queries are impossible on iWeb, so here we first look for the …

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modal verb (question)

Here are more overlapping points across the English Grammar Profile.  We have included their examples when needed too elaborate: A2 point 14 in CLAUSES: AFFIRMATIVE interrogative clauses (‘yes/no’ forms) with modal auxiliary verbs. Would you like to come with me? Will you go with me? Can I come tomorrow to collect it? (Can you|we…? is listed at A1) Shall we meet at 7.30 pm? (Here are …

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shall not

C1 English Grammar point 60 in the category of FUTURE/simple is defined as: negative form ‘shall not’ On the uselessness of climbing Mt. Everest: We shall not bring back a single bit of gold or silver, and not a gem, nor any coal or iron. We shall not find a single foot of earth that can be planted with crops to raise food. A search in iWeb for shall not _VVI 1 SHALL NOT APPLY 9981 2 SHALL NOT EXCEED 7825 3 SHALL …

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SHALL (formal & predictions)

Here are examples of using ‘shall’ in a formal context and to make a prediction: You shall shortly be sent home in disgrace. listen We shall have no peace until she goes. listen This post is another example of two overlapping grammar points found in two different categories in the English Grammar Profile.  Although they are worded differently, they can be used to describe the exact same examples. C2 …

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will | shall + always | never (long-term intention)

In the English Grammar Profile, C2 point 67 in the category of FUTURE simple is defined as: ‘will’ or ‘shall’ to talk about long-term intentions. *There is quite a bit of romantic sentiment to this grammar point.  ‘I will always love you, and I will never leave you.’ The only way to differentiate this point from …

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‘will be’ VERBing (future continuous)

The most common present participles after ‘will be’ are as follows: The common after ‘shall be’: In the English Grammar Profile, there are three overlapping points in the category of FUTURE CONTINUOUS. Point 9 is A2 and defined as: AFFIRMATIVE WITH ‘WILL’ This is elaborated with usage at the same level at A2 point 21: …

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