English Grammar and Exercises for ESL learners.
|SHALL - WILL|
will are both modal verbs primarily used to express
the future tense.|
In informal English, the Simple Future is frequently conjugated entirely with the auxiliary'will', particularly in American English.
In more formal English, there is a rule which states that:
shall currently tends to be falling
out of use, but it continues to be used |
with I and we for offers and suggestions.
|SHOULD - WOULD|
Should is the conditional form of shall.
Should is used :
Would is the conditional form of will.
In informal English today, the conditional tense is usually conjugated entirely with would :
- If I had enough money, I would buy a new car.
see also : should_ought-to