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I shall is not a grammatical error, even if you prefer to use I will which once would have been incorrect.

January 8, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wombatua

Then report it as "my answer should be accepted." Griping about it in the forum won't help.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gatiquo

Duolingo does not like your using "shall" for the future tenses. It is really an emphatic "Will." Just use will and everything will be OK.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/npLam

although IMO it would have been an error in say, 1950s England if it had been used when "I will" was required. :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Stevestewart0001

Two Oxford University professors of English were walking along the banks of the Isis one day, when they heard a student screaming urgently from the waters, "I will drown, no one shall save me". Thereby convinced of the student's determination to descend to a watery grave, they continued in their perambulation and left him to his fate.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/npLam

Brilliant! thanks, Stevestewart0001. Although, even if he'd cried, "no one will save me", it wouldn't have done him much good unless someone called Nemo happened to be walking past.

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