shall

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 "shall":

  1. Well, then, you shall come. - "Girls of the Forest", L. T. Meade.
  2. But she shall not have it. - "Hilda Wade A Woman With Tenacity Of Purpose", Grant Allen.
  3. What is it that I shall do? - "The Daredevil", Maria Thompson Daviess.