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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/wombatua

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

January 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

January 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/npLam

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

January 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

January 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

January 10, 2018

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