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Rule "shall"

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Description: shall
Message: The use of 'shall' in the third person (he/she/it/they) is archaic and is only used in legislation or contracts or direct quotes from them (in inverted commas). It should never be used when paraphrasing legislation or quoting it indirectly. Alternatives: must, should, is/are, is to/are to, can, may.
Category: Misused terms in EU publications (Gardner) (ID: MISUSED_TERMS_EU_PUBLICATIONS)
Link: https://euenglish.webs.com/
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • It shall also include…
    Correction suggestion: must, should, can, may
  • The members of the board shall act independently.
    Correction suggestion: must, should, can, may
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • It must also include…
  • Shall we go to London tomorrow?
  • We shall be in London next week.
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ID: EUPUB_SHALL [1]
Version: 4.8-SNAPSHOT (2019-12-10 21:33)