When should one use "shall"?

(26 Posts)
Trills Sun 17-Feb-13 17:49:46

I never say "shall".

Should I?

I say "I will" or "I am going to".

I do not say "I shall".

Is there a subtle difference? Does it indicate something useful?

I understand the difference between "I should" and "I would" (I think) but not between "I shall" and "I will". As far as I am concerned they both mean that something in the future is going to happen.

cumfy Wed 20-Feb-13 16:04:09

Shall we dance ?

Less clumsy than Would you like to dance with me ?

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