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When am i supposed to use " Shall " instead of " Should " and what about the meaning ?!
Jan 29, 2016 12:26 PM
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January 29, 2016
basically, "should" is the past form of "shall"; However, you use "shall" usually to ask for permission, and "should" to express compulsion.
January 29, 2016
We should add that, at least in American English, "shall" is often archaic.
January 29, 2016
"Should/Shall I get the phone?" =same "Let's go, shall we?" (not should we) =In tag questions after "let's", use "shall" "Employees should/shall arrive at work on time" ="shall" is stronger, you could also use "must" in place of "shall" "Shall" and "should" (especially shall) are a bit "dangerous" in that they're often used in extremely old-fashioned ways, even in modern textbooks and dictionaries, such as *"I should like to go" :-( :-( :-( *"We shall arrive at 6:00" :-( :-( :-( My advice: avoid using "shall" when you can, and don't take too many risks with "should"
January 29, 2016
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