Will/Shall

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‘What would you like to drink?’ ‘I’ll have a cup of coffee, please.’

 

I will/I’ll

We use I’ll ( I will ) when we have just decided to do something. When we say ‘I ‘ll do something’ , we actually announce our decision.

CONTRACTIONS: I will – I’ll

                                  I will not – I won’t

Example!

1.I have left the window open. I’ll just go and close it.’

2.‘What would you like to drink?’ ‘I’ll have a lemonade, please.’

3.‘Did you call Elisabeth?’ ‘I’ll call her now.’

RULE!

We cannot  use the Present Simple in the following sentences:

It is NOT correct to say : ‘I go and close the window.

CORRECT :   I’ll go and close the window.

The negative of ‘ I will” is ‘I won’t.

Example.                                                                                                                                          I understand you’re busy so I won’t stay long.

RULE! We DON’T use ‘will’ for something we decided before.                                              Example .                                                                                                                                        I am not going on holiday next week.  Are you coming with us ?

Shall I…?/Shall we…?

‘ Shall ‘ is mostly used in the questions We use ‘Shall I…?/Shall we…?’ to ask somebody’s opinion(especially in offers or suggestions).

1. Shall I open the door? (=Do you want me to open the door?)

2. I lost all my documents. What shall I do?(=What do you advice me to do?)

COMPARE ! Shall I…? and will you…?

Shall I close the window? (= Do you want me to to close it?)

Will you open the door? (= I want you to open it.)

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