"Yes, we always do."
Translation:Ja, det gör vi alltid.
Shouldn't the English sentence be: "Yes, we always do that."? The "that" is the counterpart of "det", and would be a useful didactic aid (in my opinion). As it stands now the "do" here in the English is just a modal verb without a complement rather than the full verb "to do", so translating it to "gör" probably isn't strictly accurate anyway, right?
The Swedish verb is a stand in for many possible verbs here. Läser ni tidningen på morgnarna? - Ja det gör vi alltid. ('Do you read the newspaper in the mornings? Yes we always do'), Äter du kyckling? - Ja det gör jag ('Do you eat chicken? Yes I do'). Bor du i Sverige? - Ja, det gör jag. ('Do you live in Sweden? - Yes I do').
So the Swedish sentence is not really about doing something, it is a sentence that confirms that the action takes place, if you see what I mean.
This is what frustrates me about Duolingo. "That" is not in the English sentence, but it is in the Swedish version. No explanation of when to use it. I simply get dinged for being wrong. Same with word order/sentence construction. There must be a rule. Duolingo's drawback is that these rules are never exposed. Examples and translations are nice, but sometimes a little more is called for.
I was using only the Android app on my phone for a lengthy time when one day I was sitting in front of my computer and decided to take a look at Duolingo. The website is much better, in my opinion. The site allows access to more information that I was unable find using my phone. At least I could not find it. Maybe someone else knows how.
No, in Swedish adverbs do not always come right after the verb. (That is true of some adverbs, called clausal adverbials, which modify the entire clause. The adverb inte, for example. But other adverbs, called content adverbials, such as those that add information about time or place, usually come at the end of the sentence.)
Furthermore, in an ordinary declarative sentence, when a nonsubject element begins the sentence, the finite verb (conjugated verb) comes second, and the subject third:
Det gör vi.
That do we.
So, as you see, here the first three positions are spoken for. So the adverb's first chance to appear, so to speak, is in fourth position:
Det gör vi alltid.