Unit 11.2

Preguntas con Shall…?


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Introduction

Shall es un verbo modal utilizado en la forma interrogativa para pedir instrucciones o para formular solicitudes de una manera educada.

Form

Formamos preguntas con shall utilizando esta estructura:
Shall + subject* + verb + …?

*Se usa solo en la primera persona del singular y plural.

Example

  1. Ofrecer servicios
    • Shall I bring you an aperitif?
    • Shall I bring you a glass?
    • Shall we do it for you?
  2. Sugerencias
    • Shall I ask for the bill now?
    • Shall I book a table?
    • Shall we go to an Italian restaurant?
  3. Pedir instrucciones
    • My guests are vegetarians, what shall I cook?
    • I’m allergic to onion so what shall I do if I accidentally eat some?
    • What shall we do if the baby doesn’t drink the milk?

Use

Usamos shall en la primera persona del singular y plural para hacer preguntas o solicitudes de una manera más educada. Podemos usarlo también para:

  1. Ofrecer servicios;
  2. Hacer sugerencias;
  3. Pedir instrucciones.

Summary

Usamos el verbo modal shall para pedir servicios, sugerencias e instrucciones.

La estructura es:
Shall + subject* + verb + …?

Por ejemplo:
— «Shall we help them?» =  Shall se considera más formal y no se usa comúnmente.
♦ «Will we help them?» = Will es menos formal y es mucho más común.

NOTE: Will shall tienen el mismo significado, pero shall se usa solo en la primera persona del singular y del plural.

Vamos a revisar este contenido dentro de la sección {Form}. Echa un vistazo a la sección {Example} que muestra su uso en contexto.

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