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Although traditionally shall was used to express the future tense with I and we,will is now generally accepted with all persons. Shall is commonly used todayonly in certain legal documents, in questions requesting an opinion or apreference rather than a prediction (compare"Shall we go?", and "Will we go?")and in statements expressing determination ("Ishall return").

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