Shall I? You shall. He shall. Shall we? They shall.
I will. Will you? Will he? We will. Will they?
Thou shalt not steal. Not required in first person. Shall I open the door? Not required in second. You should not say such things. In all persons. And shall Trelawny die? Hardly required in second. Whom should he meet but Jones? (...was it his fate...) In all. Why should you suspect me? In all. It should seem so. (It would apparently be incumbent on us to believe) Isolated idiom with third. I will have my way. Not required in second and third; but see below. I (he) asked him (me) to do it, but he (I) would not. In all. I would not have done it for the world. In all. I would be told to wait a while (Habitual). In all. Will you come with me? Not required in first. I would I were dead. Not required in second and third. He will bite his nails, whatever I say. In all. He will often stand on his head. In all. You will still be talking (i.e., you always are). Not required in first. A coat will last two years with care.
I will, shall I? You shall, will you? He shall, will he? We will, shall we? They shall, will they?
I will tell you presently. My promise. You shall repent it before long. My menace. He shall not have any. My refusal. We would go if we could. Our conditional intention. You should do it if we could make you. Our conditional command. They should have had it if they had asked. My conditional consent.
I shall, you will, die some day. Shall I, will they, be here to-morrow? We should, he would, have consented if you had asked. Should we, would he, have missed you if you had been there? I should, you would, like a bathe. Should I, would he, like it myself, himself?
I would (2) injure no man, and should (3) provoke no resentment; I would (2) relieve every distress, and should (3) enjoy the benedictions of gratitude. I would (2) choose my friends among the wise, and my wife among the virtuous; and therefore should (3) be in no danger from treachery or unkindness. My children should (2) by my care be learned and pious, and would (3) repay to my age what their childhood had received.—Johnson. Chatham, it should (1) seem, ought to have taken the same side.—Macaulay. For instance, when we allege, that it is against reason to tax a people under so many restraints in trade as the Americans, the noble lord in the blue riband shall (2) tell you...—Burke. The 'critic fly', if it do but alight on any plinth or single cornice of a brave stately building, shall (2) be able to declare, with its half-inch vision, that here is a speck, and there an inequality.—Carlyle. John, why should you waste yourself (1) upon those ugly giggling girls?—R. G. White. It wouldn't be quite proper to take her alone, would it? What should (4) you say?—R. G. White. Whether I have attained this, the future shall decide (2. I consent to accept the verdict of the future).—Times.
Among these ... I would be inclined to place (3) those who acquiesce in the phenomenalism of Mr. Herbert Spencer.—Daily Telegraph. As one of the founders of the Navy League, I would like (3) to ask the favour of your well-known courtesy...—Times. I would be glad (3) to have some account of his behaviour.—Richardson. I would like (3) also to talk with you about the thing which has come to pass.—Jowett. But give your definition of romance. I would like to hear it (3).—F. M. Crawford. These are typical of thousands of paragraphs in the newspaper.... We would (3) wish for brighter news.—Westminster Gazette. I have already had some offers of assistance, and I would be glad (3) to receive any amount towards the object.—Times.
The two fleets present seven Russian battleships against four Japanese—less than two to one; two Russian armoured cruisers against eight, and seven Russian torpedo-boat destroyers against an indefinite number of the enemy. Here we will (3) not exaggerate in attributing to the Japanese three or four to one.—Mahan.
This character who delights us may commit murder like Macbeth, or fly the battle for his sweetheart as did Antony, or betray his country like Coriolanus, and yet we will rejoice (3) in every happiness that comes to him.—W. B. Yeats.
If this passion was simply painful, we would (3) shun with the greatest care all persons and places that could excite such a passion.—Burke. What would (3) we be without our appetites?—S. Ferrier. If I was ever to be detected, I would (3) have nothing for it but to drown myself.—S. Ferrier. I will (3) never forget, in the year 1858, one notorious revivalist.—Daily Telegraph. As long as I am free from all resentment, hardness, and scorn, I would (3) be able to face the life with much more calm and confidence than I would...—Wilde.
Nothing, I think, shall ever make me (3) forgive him.—Richardson. We were victorious in 1812, and we will (3) be victorious now at any cost, if we are strong in an alliance between the governing class and the governed.—Times.
You said you should (would) never succeed. He says he shall (will) never succeed.
You say I will (shall) never succeed. He said I would (should) never succeed.
It is not strange that his admiration for those writers should have been unbounded.—Macaulay.
You, my dear, believe you shall be unhappy, if you have Mr. Solmes: your parents think the contrary; and that you will be undoubtedly so, were you to have Mr. Lovelace.—Richardson.
I have heard the Princess declare that she should not willingly die in a crowd.—Johnson.
People imagine they should be happy in circumstances which they would find insupportably burthensome in less than a week.—Cowper.
Do you really fancy you should be more beholden to your correspondent, if he had been damning you all the time for your importunity?—Stevenson.
The nation had settled the question that it would not have conscription.—Times.
When the war will end still depends on Japan.—Times.
Shaftesbury's anger vented itself in threats that the advisers of this dissolution should pay for it with their heads.—J. R. Green.
He [i. e., James II] regarded his ecclesiastical supremacy as a weapon.... Under Henry and Elizabeth it had been used to turn the Church of England from Catholic to Protestant. Under James it should be used to turn it back again.—J. R. Green.
She could not bear the sight of all these things that reminded her of Anthony and of her sin. Perhaps she should die soon; she felt very feeble.—Eliot.
There will never perhaps be a time when every question between London and Washington shall be laid at rest.—Times.
The four began their descent, not knowing at what step they should meet death nor which of them should reach the shore alive.—F. M. Crawford.
I hope that our sympathy shall survive these little revolutions undiminished.—Stevenson.
After mentioning the advance made in reforms of the military force of the country he [Lord Lansdowne] announced that the Government should not oppose the motion, readily availing themselves of Lord Wemyss's suggestion that...—Times.
It came with a strange stunning effect upon us all—the consciousness that never again would we hear the grind of those positive boot-heels on the gravel.—Crockett.
I think that if the matter were handed over to the parish councils ... we would within a twelvemonth have exactly such a network of rifle clubs as is needed.—Conan Doyle.
The Prime Minister ... would at once have asked the Opposition if they could suggest any further means for making the inquiry more drastic and complete, with the assurance that if they could suggest any such means, they would at once be incorporated in the Government scheme.—Spectator.
Japan will adhere to her pledge of neutrality unless Russia shall first violate hers.—Times.
It would be much better if you would not be so hypocritical, Captain Wybrow.—Eliot.
It would be valuable if he would somewhat expand his ideas regarding local defence by Volunteers.—Times.
And if there is to be no recovery, if never again will he be young and strong and passionate, if the actual present shall be to him always like a thing read in a book or remembered out of the far-away past; he will not greatly wish for the continuance of a twilight that...—Stevenson.
I shall wait for fine weather, if that will ever come.—R. G. White.
The candidate who should have distinguished himself most was to be chosen.
We must ask ourselves what victory will cost the Russian people when at length it will become possible to conclude the peace so ardently desired.—Times.
Nothing can now prevent it from continuing to distil upwards until there shall be no member of the legislature who shall not know...—Huxley.
Think what I will about them, I must take them for politeness' sake.—R. G. White.
As an opiate, or spirituous liquors, shall suspend the operation of grief...—Burke. We may conceive Mr. Worldly Wiseman accosting such an one, and the conversation that should thereupon ensue.—Stevenson. She is such a spare, straight, dry old lady—such a pew of a woman—that you should find as many individual sympathies in a chip.—Dickens.
The longing of the army for a fresh struggle which should restore its glory.—J. R. Green.
He was tormented by that restless jealousy which should seem to belong only to minds burning with the desire of fame.—Macaulay.
In 'he struck him a blow', we do not feel the first object to be datival, as we would in 'he gave him a blow'.—H. Sweet. I cannot let the moment pass at which I would have been enjoying a visit to you after your severe illness without one word of sympathy.—Gladstone. It would mean that I would always be haunted by an intolerable sense of disgrace.—Wilde. But though I would not willingly part with such scraps of science, I do not set the same store by them.—Stevenson. We must reconcile what we would like to do with what we can do.—Times.
The result in part of a genuine anxiety lest the Chinese would gradually grow until they monopolized the country.—Times.