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Last Updated: Apr 20, 2015     Views: 2

Will is used: 1) for actions that are to be carried out at the time of speaking, for example: It's cold outside. I'll go get a jacket. 2) when one offers to do something, like: I will help you carry that box if you want. 3) when one agrees to do something, such as: Can you help me carry this box? Sure, I will help you carry that box. 4) when one promises to do something, like: Just leave the box there. I will carry it for you. It will be in your room when you come back. 5) when one asks to do something, such as: Will you carry that box for me?

Shall is used in questions that ask a person's opinion especially when one offers or suggests to do something, such as: Shall I carry that box? Shall we call for help? 


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