Use of Shall and Will - Difference
"Shall" and "Will" are used with the same meaning as modal verbs in English grammar. In modern English the native speakers don't use shall to talk about future.
Formula: Subject + shall + 1st form of the verb + object.
- I shall / I'll find a new job. (Positive Sentence)
- We shall not / We shan't compromise on this matter. (Negative Sentence)
Note: "Shall" is used only with "I" and "We"
The use of "Shall" in other ways.
We use "shall" to express to ask for advice, to make suggestion and offers.
- Shall i still remain in touch with him? (Advice)
- Shall we move together? (Suggestion)
- Shall i fix this problem? (Offers)
Formula: Subject + will + 1st form of the verb + object.
- I will / I'll phone you in the evening. (Positive Sentence)
- She will not / won't agree to suggestion. (Negative Sentence)
- Will you pass the exams this year? (Interrogative Sentence)
- Won't you stand by your parents when they are in trouble. (Negative Question)
Note: "Will" is used with all subjects.
See also Future Simple Tense