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  1. Louis
    September 28, 2012

    Also note that helping verbs cannot be used on their own.—> Not exactly correct

    How about “Hun skal hjem nå” or ‘Kan du norsk?’ — Ja, det kan jeg.

    Also perhaps it is appropriate to remind learners that after a modal helping verb, one uses the INFINITIVE (without å). This is likely the most common mistake learners of Norwegian make.

    • Kevin
      June 25, 2013

      Thanks a lot, Louis.

  2. Stig-Ole
    June 23, 2013

    Hi, I wish to emphasize that “skal”, though it might directly translate to “shall”, should not be directly translated. A more realistic use of the word “skal” in the english language is “going to”.

    Example: “skal du spise i morgen?” -> “are you going to eat tomorrow?”

    • Kevin
      June 25, 2013

      Thanks a lot for the help, Stig-Ole.

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