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    Temporary condition

    Hello
    In a sentance like "I don't know what to do", would to do be imperfective. Your only looking for something to do for a short period, not permanant, so which case would it take?
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    Я не знаю, что делать.
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    Because the action is hypothetical I think the imperfective is used.

    But it depends on the context:
    Не знаю, о чём говорить - I don't know what to talk about (imp.)
    Не знаю, что сказать - I don't know what to say (perf.)
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