Use of Will and Shall

Use of will and shall

When we want to talk about future plans in English, we can use various forms. We can use the present continuous, “be going to”, “will” and “shall”. Because of their simple structure, “will” and “shall” are frequently used more, but they can be confusing to many. Therefore, we need to learn the difference between the two.

When to use will:

We use “will” for the following situations:

1- To Describe Future Events:

2- To Make a Prediction:

3- To Make a Request:

How to use will:

The easiest form to express future actions is “will” because this structure is the same for all subjects and you don’t need to change anything for the verb.

Singular:

Plural:

To form the negative, we only add “not” after “will”.

Singular:

Plural:

By inverting the subject and “will” we end up forming the question form:

Singular:

Plural:

When to use shall:

“Shall” is often used an alternative to “will”, and you can see the presence of this expression in famous literature work. “Shall” is frequently associated with question forms in contrast with “will”, which used to form affirmative and negative structures.

We use “shall” in the following situations:

1- To make offers:

2- To provide suggestions:

3- To express formal obligations:

4- To make a promise:

5- To describe the future formally:


NeedgrammarDiscover Related Grammar