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Re: [Lingo] Usage of "should"

On 05/30/2012 10:13 PM, Nava Whiteford wrote:
On Thu, May 31, 2012 at 01:59:33PM +0900, Nguy???n V?? H??ng wrote:
>  On Thu, May 31, 2012 at 1:39 PM, Nava Whiteford<>  wrote:
>  >  1: Shall we grab a coffee later?
>  >  2: We can have a coffee later, should we have time.
> > 3. "Shall we dance?"
>  Q: Is this American English?
I would imagine it's acceptable American English. It's reasonable, polite, British English.

Wikipedia says: "Shall (as opposed to will) is more commonly used by the British than by Americans." [1]

Many of differences between American, British and other forms of English are biases, rather than strict distinctions.


Yep. What he said :) (which means I agree strongly with what Nava just said.) I would understand it, I just wouldn't usually say it.

Unless it was a formal occasion I'd be more likely to say "Do you want to dance?" or "Let's get coffee later." But I'm a California American and Someone from New York or Georgia would probably say something else.

And we've rather diverged from Nguyễn's initial question.

nite all...


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