Grammar detail: verb volitional form

verb volitional form - let's ~, shall we ~
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The volitional form means
'let us ~', 'shall we ~'
The plain volitional of a godan verb is formed by replacing the う in the plain form with おう. For example, いく (go) becomes いこう (let's go).
For an ichidan, the る is replaced with よう, so for example たべる (eat) becomes たべよう (let's eat).
The volitional forms of the two irregular verbs, する (do) and くる (come) are しよう and こよう.
The polite volitional form for both ichidan and godan verbs is formed by taking the polite form and replacing the ます with ましょう. So for example たべます (eat, polite) becomes たべましょう (let's eat).
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See also:
  • Key verb conjugations
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