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I think the shape in general will stay the same just because of the areas of electron density, however the exact structure will not be identical. For example, the difference between a trigonal pyramidal and tetrahedral structure is the replacement of one lone pair of electrons with a bond. The bond angles between the other atoms not including the variable lone pair very similar.
I believe hybridization takes into account the lone pairs of a molecule. It is further explained on this document; http://www.chem.ucla.edu/~harding/notes ... als_01.pdf
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