What shall I do? What shall I read?

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I want to ask someone what book he can recommend me to read. How I should compose the question?
What book do you recommend me to read?
and more shorter
What shall I read?

  • se16teddy

    Senior Member
    English - England
    Yes, among shall users (who are probably a minority anyway, and mostly English), What shall I read? Is rather an invitation for your friend to instruct you to read something. You could ask it of your tutor at university, or your boss at work. Shall is generally used when someone (or something) is determining the future, not recommending a future. You could also ask yourself What shall I read? because you have the authority to determine your own future.
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