shall vs will : Common Errors in English

About shall vs will

"Will” has almost entirely replaced “shall” in American English exceptin legal documents and in questions like “Shall we have red wine withthe duck?"

will Meaning(s)

  • (n) the capability of conscious choice and decision and intention
  • (n) a fixed and persistent intent or purpose
  • (n) a legal document declaring a person's wishes regarding the disposal of their property when they die
  • (v) decree or ordain
  • (v) determine by choice
  • (v) leave or give by will after one's death

shall in News

  1. The Vent

    The Fourth Amendment: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

  2. Tipsheet: Rams-49ers rivalry flares up

    We shall see if former Rams safety Craig Dahl can help the 49ers on the field. He is a strong run support defender but vulnerable in pass coverage, especially on deep throws.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

  3. Oh, Hello: 2015 PA PF/C Michael Watkins Commits to Penn State

    Ask and Pat Chambers shall deliver unto ye an athletic big man with tremendous upside. At least that's what the early reports indicate for class of 2015 PF/C Mike Watkins, who committed to Penn State on Wednesday night.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Philly.com

will in News

  1. Will Google and Apple Eat Pandora's Lunch?

    Will Google and Apple Eat Pandora's Lunch?        
    on June 14, 2013 Source: The Motley Fool

  2. Will "Super Camera" Smartphones Be the Next Big Thing?

    Will "Super Camera" Smartphones Be the Next Big Thing?        
    on June 14, 2013 Source: The Motley Fool

  3. TKTS Will Celebrate 40th Anniversary in Times Square June 26

    TKTS will celebrate 40 years in Times Square with Broadway-themed festivities June 26.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Playbill

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