Jag orkar inte
Is the title of this discussion grammatically correct? Is it a complete thought? If I understand correctly, the verb "orkar" essentially means "to have the energy/willpower (to do something)." So is it possible for it to stand on its own like this, or does the sentence need to continue, to specify what, exactly, I don't ork?
The sentence can stand on it's own (almost), but it needs to be in a context. The context doesn't have to be spoken but has to be understood by the listener.
- As an answer to suggestions or questions: "Vill du gå på bio idag?", "Nej, jag orkar inte."
- You're sitting and studying with someone, being tired and all you exclaim: "Jag orkar inte mer!"
- Someone talks enthusiastically about something but you just want to go to sleep: "Förlåt, men jag orkar inte nu."
"Jag orkar inte" can also be used as an exclamation of annoyance, especially if you're an angst-ridden teenager. People will, if they care about you, ask for context, in which case they'll probably say something along the lines of "vad är det nu då?" (roughly "what's the matter").