David Bergdahl bergdahl at OAK.CATS.OHIOU.EDU
Thu Jan 25 14:52:12 UTC 2001

As a 60-yr old American I can attest that no one in my generation or
younger uses 'shall' for any purpose whatsoever except to sound posh:
"will" or "gonna" ~ "going to" or BE + V+ing is all the future we need
in informal usage.

-- db
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