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Когда/Почему используется глагол «быть» в прошедшем времени с другим прошедшим глаголом? [duplicate]

Я четаю книгу Пелевина «Омон Ра» и несколько раз видел такую конструкцию, типа: [...] я положил было руку на трубку, но вспомнил, что уже заткнул уши ватой; Почему используется здесь «было», то есть,...
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From a grammatical perspective, what's the difference between Доверие и доверительность and доверчивость?

What's the Difference between Доверие and доверительность and доверчивость, grammatically speaking?
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How to say the difference between two things

How would one say "The difference between [object A] and [object B] is..." in Russian? For instance, I might want to ask "Do you know the difference between chinos and jeans?" A ...
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Сan one use multiple который clauses in a single sentence?

Is it grammatical to have multiple который clauses in a single sentence? For example, if I have an English sentence like: "I read a book that my friend recommended to me called 'Life'" My ...
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My dictionary sometimes lists two perfective forms

I recently found in my dictionary the triple проща́ться (нв.), прости́ться (св.), попроща́ться (св) for to say goodbye. What do the two imperfective forms mean here in particular? Is there a general ...
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Different ways to ask [duplicate]

There appear to be three different words in Russian for the English word 'to ask'. спрашивать, просить, задавать Are they synonyms, and, if not, how are they different?