shall

From Wiktionary
Jump to: navigation, search
Bnc1.png
shall is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
shall

Pronunciation[change]

  • (stressed) IPA: /ˈʃæl/, SAMPA: /"S{l/
  • (unstressed) IPA: /ʃəl/, SAMPA: /S@l/
  • (file)

Verb[change]

Simple present
shall

Simple past
should

Negative
shan't

  1. Shall is usually used to make a suggestion about your own actions.
    Shall I get that for you?
    Shall we go?
  2. Shall is also used to ask for advice.
    Where shall I put the plates?
  3. Shall is used like will to make a promise.
    We shall send your order immediately.