Learn to Speak English Easily: Questions with ‘Shall’ and ‘Should’

Learn to speak English fluently using TLP Spoken English Course. The course is designed to facilitate self-learning in an easy way. It is organised into units to help you learn step by step in a simple and systematic way. You should go through all the units to be able to speak fluently. To know more you can read: How to Use the Course Content?

Prvious unit was about the Use of ‘Shall’ and ‘Should’. This unit is about making “Questions with ‘shall’ and ‘should'”.

We can make questions beginning with ‘Shall’ and ‘Should’ as given below.

Shall I help you?
Shall I make some coffee for you?
Shall we eat lunch in a hotel?

For such questions, one can answer in the positive or in the negative. One can answer in different ways as given in the following example.

Shall I ask you a question? (to ask permission)
Yes, you can/may.
Yes, you can/may ask a question.
No, you can’t/mayn’t.
No, you shan’t ask a question.

Should I consult a doctor?
Yes, you should.
Yes, you should consult a doctor.
No, you shouldn’t.
No, you shouldn’t consult a doctor.


Answer the following questions using the above examples.

Shall I help you?
Shall we play a game?
Shall we have some tea?
Should I go to the station?
Should we obey the orders?
Should he attend the interview?
Should they take him to the hospital?
Should she consult the doctor?


Write more questions and answers using the example, which you can use in your day-to-day conversation and practice orally.

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