"I do not at all know what I should do."
Translation:Jag vet inte alls vad jag ska göra.
But in this case it must be "... what I shall do"? Or how would you translate it to Swedish?
I typed "skulle" too. But I do not know the difference between would and should in english, so this does not help me. Can someone please explain the difference between ska and skulle in another way?
My first impression from what I have learned on Swedish so far is that "borde" would be a more exact translation than ska here. I am very interested what the moderator verdict on this will turn out to be ;-)
"Jag vet inte alls det som jag borde göra" wasn't accepted, what's wrong with it?
That's more like "that which I should do", so it doesn't really work here.
What's the difference? I mean it sounds a bit antiquated in English but is there really a difference in meaning?
Just a slight one - "that which" means there is something you should do, but you don't know what it is. On the other hand, with "what" you don't know if there's anything you can do either. Typically in practise, though, "what" tends to cover both in normal conversation. :)
So, first, borde is accepted now (7 months after this conversation), but second, whether what you're saying is linguistically true or not this sentence to me would always mean there's some choice to make - something that can or should be done - but I either don't know what the options are or which path to follow. If I don't know whether there's anything at all to be done I would say "I don't know what I can do".
I thought for negatives the adverb must go inbetween vet and inte, why isn't this the case here?
Such as "Det är absolut inte en sköldpadda" or "Han är egentligen inte min bror. "
In your examples, the adverbs affect inte and so have to go before it. But in this example, the adverb affects the verb, so it doesn't follow the same rule.
Actually, you could also see inte alls as kind of a fixed phrase if that helps, since they frequently go together like that. :)
I wrote "... jag kommer att göra" but it is not accepted... isnt it even better since this seems to be a doubtful future?