In this post we shall do the use of the modals like Will, Shall and Used To.
Use of Shall -
Rule - 1 We use shall with the subjects of 1st person ( I & We) to express Simple Future -
e.g. - I shall go to the USA the next week.
We shall play football in the evening.
Rule - 2 But if we use shall with the subjects of 2nd and 3rd persons, it expresses the following moods -
Command - You shall go there at once.
Promise - You shall get a good gift if you stand first in your class.
Threat - You shall receive harsh punishment if you repeat the mistake.
Determination - He shall get success in the exam.
Compulsion - Students shall pay their fees by the 10th every month.
Rule - 3 In Questions Tags, in the sentences starting with Let us/ Let's -
Let's go for a walk, shall we ?
Rule - 4. With first person subjects in interrogative sentences to express suggestions -
Shall we talk to the Principal ?
Rule - 5 To take permission -
Shall we go now ?
Use of Modal Will -
Rule 1 - With the subjects of 2nd and 3rd persons ( he, she, it, they ), it shows simple future.
Rule 2 - With subjects of 1st person ( I and We), it expresses the following moods -
Determination - I will clear the test this time.
Threat - I will kill you.
Willingness - We will help you if you like.
Promise - We shall give you a warm welcome if you come as a victorious.
Request - Will you help her ?
Use of Used to -
Rule 1 - We use Used to to show routine/ habit of the past -
e.g. - Grandmother used to go to temple every day.
We used to play cricket every evening during our school days.
Note - We can substitute used to with would for the same meaning.
A Piece of Advice -
We reiterate that modals are very necessary for the language learners to give various expressions. So prepare them by heart and use them in day-to-day interaction. Thanks.