Part of speech: verb

Am to, or are to.

Part of speech: verb

Art to, is to, or are to. Shall and will, as auxiliaries expressing simple futurity, are used as follows; I shall; thou will; he will; we shall; you will; they will. As auxiliaries expressing a promise, determination, command, or permission, their use is precisely the opposite, viz.: I will; thou shalt; he shall; we will; you shall; they shall.

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Usage examples "shal":

  1. Suddenly the emperor, pale and calm as usual, walked in, followed by Marshal Augereau. - "NAPOLEON AND BLUCHER", L. Muhlbach.
  2. Next in power and authority to the Master stood the Marshal, who was charged with the execution of the military arrangements on the field of battle. - "The History of the Knights Templars, the Temple Church, and the Temple", Charles G. Addison.
  3. Our busines is not vnknowne to th' Senat, they haue had inkling this fortnight what we intend to do, w now wee'l shew em in deeds: they say poore Suters haue strong breaths, they shal know we haue strong arms too Menen. - "Coriolanus", Shakespeare, William.