Grammar

Function and Pattern of Auxiliary Modal SHALL

Function and Pattern of Auxiliary Modal SHALL

Function and Pattern of Auxiliary Modal SHALL

 There are some Auxiliary Modals in English we have to know when we study about sentence. However, in this occasion we will only study Modal “SHALL”. In this case we will study Function and Pattern of Auxiliary Modal SHALL so that we will be familiar to this auxiliary. (Also study : Example of Simple Present Tense)

 Before studying about the function and its examples, it is better we study the pattern or the form of sentence using Modal SHALL. As other auxiliary modals, the pattern of Modal MUST is able to be shown as below:

A. The Pattern

( + )  Subject + Shall + infinitive (verb 1) + Complement

Example :

  • We shall finish our work on time.
  • We shall invite them on our wedding party.
  • I shall meet him on Monday.
  • I shall borrow some books from the library.

NOTE : SHALL can be shortened to ‘LL

Example :

  • We shall buy a new motorcycle. = We’ll buy a new motorcycle.
  • I shall go abroad. = I’ll go abroad.

( – )  Subject + Shall + not + infinitive (verb 1) + Complement

Example :

  • We shall not finish our work on time.
  • We shall not invite them on our wedding party.
  • I shall not meet him on Monday.
  • I shall not borrow some books from the library.

NOTE : SHALL NOT can be changed to SHAN’T

Example :

  • We shall not buy a new motorcycle. = We shan’t buy a new motorcycle.
  • I shall not go abroad. = I shan’t go abroad.

( ? ) Shall + Subject + infinitive (verb 1) + Complement

Contoh :

  • Shall we finish our work on time?
  • Shall we invite them on our wedding party?
  • Shall I meet him on Monday.
  • Shall I borrow some books from the library.

Below is the explanation about Function and Example of Auxiliary Modal SHALL. (Also read other article at : Remember beautiful memory)

B. The Function of Modal SHALL

There are some functions of Auxiliary Modal “SHALL” that is able to be studied, they are:

1. Used with “I” and “we” to talk about the future (especially in formal British English)

  • “I shall leave tomorrow morning.”
  • “I’ll never forget you.”
  • “We shall overcome.”
  • “I shan’t be late again.”

2. Used with “I” and “we” to ask questions or make suggestions

  • “Shall I close the door?”
  • “What shall we do tonight?”
  • “Let’s start, shall we?”

 That’s all the material of Function and Pattern of Auxiliary Modal SHALL we can share for this occasion. We hope the material about Function and Pattern of Auxiliary Modal SHALL above can improve our understanding about English, especially about auxiliary modal SHALL. (Also study other material in Indonesian version at : Jenis Kata Tanya Bahasa Inggris)

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