Reply Wed 2 Feb, 2005 11:14 am
I think 'shall' should die. It sounds insincere and emotive. Its cousin 'shalt' is dead, probably because God used it so often in a negative way. And 'shant' is archaic. 'Shall' is next.

The perfect word to replace it already exists: 'will'.
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Reply Wed 2 Feb, 2005 11:17 am
tycoon, welcome to A2K. I agree that "shall" is rather affected, but I still love the teacher who told me when I was feeling down.

"Don't weep, for if you do, I shall".
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Reply Wed 2 Feb, 2005 11:31 am
Well there's the problem. Now you got me crying too.
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