Can a country be referred to as her?

Can a country be referred to as her?

2 Answers. Historically, “her” was commonly used as a pronoun for not only women, but also for both countries and ships (e.g. sailing vessels). However, that usage has more or less fallen out of favor, and instead “its” has become the preferred pronoun.

Can we use shall with he or she?

The traditional rule is that shall is used with first person pronouns (i.e. I and we) to form the future tense, while will is used with second and third person forms (i.e. you, he, she, it, they).

What’s the difference between will and shall?

As a general rule, use ‘will’ for affirmative and negative sentences about the future. Use ‘will’ for requests too. If you want to make an offer or suggestion with I/we, use ‘shall’ in the question form. For very formal statements, especially to describe obligations, use ‘shall’.

Will and shall examples?

Conveying a Sense of Importance or Duty with “Will” and “Shall”

Person Pronoun Noun Example
1st Person Singular I I will attend the meeting.
2nd Person Singular You You shall attend the meeting.
3rd Person Singular He, She, It He shall attend the meeting.
1st Person Plural We We will attend the meeting.

Is shall present or future?

Shall and will are two of the English modal verbs. They have various uses, including the expression of propositions about the future, in what is usually referred to as the future tense of English.

Will and shall exercises?

Exercises: modal verbs

  • – Shall. Will. I open the window?
  • – Shall. Will. you bring me a pen?
  • – Shall. Will. we have lunch now?
  • – Let’s go to the park, will. shall. we?
  • – This year we. shall. will. go to the beach.
  • – Great! Shall. Will. I go too?
  • – Will. Shall. it rain tomorrow?
  • – My mum. shall. will. cook dinner.

Should or should not exercise?

Exercise 2 – should / shouldn’t

  • It’s cold. You a cardigan. (
  • She’s always tired. She to bed late every night. (
  • now? ( we / leave)
  • You some fruit or vegetables every day. ( eat)
  • The students their mobile phones in the exam. (
  • You the teacher to help you if you don’t understand the lesson. (
  • People fast in the town centre. (
  • the dress or the skirt? (

Should vs shouldn t?

When used as verbs, should means be obliged to, whereas shouldn’t means should not (negative auxiliary).

Should not we or should we not?

— Correct, we should not. In three out of four of these cases should is being used to express obligation or what is the correct action. Should we not. is the only case where the meaning is shifting to the conditional sense of the word should.

Can and could rules?

Uses of Can and Could

  • Ability.
  • Can expresses ability. Cannot (can’t) shows inability.
  • Could.
  • Could is the past tense of can. It is used to talk about ability that existed in the past.
  • Indirect speech.
  • Could is the past tense of can in indirect speech.
  • Possibility or uncertainty.
  • Could may express possibility or uncertainty.

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