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SHALL WE PLAY A "SHALL" VS. "SHOULD" CHALLENGE?
Should you take this quiz on “shall” versus “should”? It should prove to be a quick challenge!
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Which form is used to state an obligation or duty someone has?

Origin of shallow

1350–1400; Middle English schalowe (adj.); akin to Old English sceald shallow (see shoal1)

OTHER WORDS FROM shallow

shal·low·ly, adverbshal·low·ness, noun
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How to use shallow in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for shallow

shallow
/ (ˈʃæləʊ) /

adjective
having little depth
lacking intellectual or mental depth or subtlety; superficial
noun
(often plural) a shallow place in a body of water; shoal
verb
to make or become shallow

Derived forms of shallow

shallowly, adverbshallowness, noun

Word Origin for shallow

C15: related to Old English sceald shallow; see shoal 1
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