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Kindly explain why "SHALL" has been used and not "WILL" in the below sentence. I would really appreciate your help

"We are working towards resolution and want to close this as early as possible. We shall get back to you on this by today."

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lvp2478Kindly explain why "SHALL" has been used and not "WILL" in the below sentence. in the sentence below.

Whoever wrote it likes to use the old-fashioned form "shall" instead of "will". Maybe he or she likes to write in a very formal style. People have different tastes in word choice.

CJ

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Hi CalifJim,
Thank you for your reply.
Can you please explain me the correct usage of SHALL and WILL with few examples.

I would really appreciate that.

Regards,

Some speakers of English live their entire lives without ever using "shall". It's a substitute for "will" that is seldom used anymore. You will still see it in writing from time to time, particularly in legal documents, but in ordinary conversational English it's only used on occasion with a first person question, thus:

Shall we dance?
It's getting stuffy in here. Shall I open the window?
Mom is too tired to cook tonight. Shall we order out instead?

If you look up "shall" on the corpus of English called fraze.it, you will only find about 8,000 examples. If you look up "will", you will find more than two million!

Given that "will" and "shall" are contracted the same way (I'll, you'll, she'll, ...), you don't usually have to choose between them.

CJ

Dear CalifJim,

Thank you very much for your reply and detailed explanation. Really appreciate.

If "would" have been used in the sentence below. what it would have mean?
If "will" have been used in the sentence below. what it would have mean? Kindly explain

""We are working towards resolution and want to close this as early as possible. We shall get back to you on this by today.""

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lvp2478If "would" have had been used in the sentence below, what it would have mean? what would it have meant?

Used where? Do you mean in place of "shall"?

In that context "would" doesn't make sense.
"will" in place of "shall" makes sense, and the meaning is the same either way.

"shall" = "will", not "would".

CJ

Thank you CalifJim