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Old May 17, 2020, 06:07 PM
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More Time Than I Know What To Do With

I’m having trouble deciding what is the correct way to say:

During this pandemic, I have more time than I know what to do with.

Some of the ways I have thought of are:

Durante esta pandemia, tengo más tiempo de lo que sé qué hacer.
Durante esta pandemia, tengo más tiempo con que sé qué hacer.
Durante esta pandemia, tengo más tiempo del sé qué hacer.
Durante esta pandemia, tengo más tiempo del que sé qué hacer con él.


Are any of the above correct?
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Old May 17, 2020, 07:51 PM
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"..., tengo más tiempo del que necesito."
"..., tengo más tiempo del que puedo gastar."
"..., tengo más tiempo del que sé qué hacer con él."

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Old May 18, 2020, 01:07 PM
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I agree with Rusty.


Also (and I think a bit more natural): "Con la pandemia me sobra (el) tiempo (y no sé qué hacer con él)".
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Old May 18, 2020, 04:24 PM
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Thank you, Rusty and Angelica.

You both agreed that

……….tengo más tiempo del que sé qué hacer con él

is a viable choice, but If I were to say

……….tengo más tiempo del sé qué hacer con él

(omitting “que” before “sé”), is the sentence still viable or am I getting into grammatical errors?

Also is "lo que" ever used in place of "del" to mean the same thing?

……….tengo más tiempo de lo que sé qué hacer con él

I like the options you both supplied and I will use them, but I was also just wondering about the “que” before “” and using "lo que" instead of "del."
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Thank you, Rusty and Angelica.

You both agreed that

……….tengo más tiempo del que sé qué hacer con él

is a viable choice, but If I were to say

……….tengo más tiempo del sé qué hacer con él

(omitting “que” before “sé”), is the sentence still viable or am I getting into grammatical errors?

Also is "lo que" ever used in place of "del" to mean the same thing?

……….tengo más tiempo de lo que sé qué hacer con él

I like the options you both supplied and I will use them, but I was also just wondering about the “que” before “” and using "lo que" instead of "del."
Neither of those options would work. You can't break up the 'más (*) del que' (more (*) than) structure.
The reason I listed that phrase last is because it was my last choice. Angelica's more colloquial phrase is natural sounding. Of the three choices I gave, the first --I have more time than I need-- made the most sense to me.
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Thank you, Rusty. That clears it up for me.
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