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Are these OK? (with friends) Let's all meet at my place tonight. Shall we meet at my place tonight? Shall we get together at my place tonight?
Sep 30, 2018 3:29 AM
Answers · 5
With friends "let's" is more natural, in The UK and Shall is good also in this informal situation. shall is asking a question? let's is making a suggestion. And shall is refusing to die, in the UK, it is used more often in America than people admit, but it means "will" in both the UK and America. Except in old vintage literature in The UK.
September 30, 2018
I actually thought the same as Brandon, wrote this, then decided that it was not actually so after all. "Shall" is not really the first choice nowadays, but I thought, talking with friends, it seems fine for such an informal question. Let's ... seems to suggest that we should and seems therefore more leading an answer of "yes". Shall we, in this sort of use seems quite natural and neutral, as if the place is the suggestion. . How about, we get together ....also an option, butr again leading.
September 30, 2018
Grammatically, all are fine. However, the tone of "Shall we...?" questions is a tad more formal. This may be a US-UK difference, but I wouldn't use "Shall we...?" with friends myself.
September 30, 2018
I would say so.
September 30, 2018
All good.
September 30, 2018
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