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I shall go tomorrow if it's fine.
I will go tomorrow if it's fine
She tells me you will go tomorrow
She tells me you shall go tomorrow.

To form the simple future, use shall with the first person and will with the second and third persons. Will in the first person denotes resolution or personal determination, and shall in the second and third persons denotes either a command or a promise.

Should, the past tense of shall, and would, the past tense of will, have the same differences of meaning and use as the present forms shall and will. I was afraid that I should fail, I promised that I would help him.

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Lucy is studying algebra in her room.
Lucy is reading algebra in her room.

To study means to try to learn, to read doesn't imply any effort. A student studies English, maths, history and other subjects, he/she reads a story, a letter, or a newspaper. She is reading for a degree is also correct.

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I love you! Will you marry me?
I like you! Will you marry me?

Both verbs can be used for people and things, the only difference is one of degree. Love is much stronger than like.

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I went to the baker's to take bread.
I went to the baker's to buy bread.

Never use take in the sense of buy.

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I'm going to lay down for an hour.
I'm going to lie down for an hour.
Please lie the exam papers on the desk.
Please lay out the exam papers on the desk.

Lie (= to rest) is an intransitive verb and never has an object. Lay (= to put) is a transitive verb and always requires an object. Their principal parts are lie, lay, lain, and lay, laid, laid.

Lie, lied, lied is to tell an untruth: He has lied to me. Lay, laid, laid also means to produce eggs: The hen has laid an egg. (Idiom: Lay the table is to prepare the table for a meal.)

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