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What is the purpose of "то" in a "Если ..., то" construction?

I used a machine translator (DeepL, specifically) to translate the following sentence: If I have breakfast, I usually have it before noon. It gave me: Если я завтракаю, то обычно я завтракаю до ...
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Does бы have to follow immediately after если?

I was taught that an unreal conditional sentence always begins with если бы..., i.e. бы always immediately follows если. However, I recently came across the following examples that indicate that there ...
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Is it correct to say, "Не врачам этого не понять"?

A former chief sanitary inspector of Russia, Mr. Onishchenko, recently said the following about the chief infection control doctor of the Stavropol region, Ms. Sannikova: Она долго работает ...
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Inflection of particles

Yesterday I asked a question about the meaning of "научись," and it turned out that in the movie in which I heard this, it was not "научись," but "на, учись," where "на" is a particle. Reading about ...
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What does "буде будет" mean?

Browsing the Internet, I saw the following sentence in a text: (1) То, что буде будет считаться стильным и модным, какой принт стоит выбрать и как все это сочетать в нашем сегодняшнем фотогиде. (...
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Proper usage for "No X, Y, Z" sign?

I've created this sign for a bathroom in a property that I rent out: (And yes, before you ask - I have fished several such items out of toilets in the past.) Is the wording correct? I'm particularly ...
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Interpretation of дажe и vs just даже

I came across the sentence: Я даже и заме́длил до 85% и то не разобра́л текст. ...and wondered if the и is optional here, or if there are cases where the combination даже и has a special meaning. ...
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What is the difference between разве and неужели?

I know that разве has some additional meanings, for instance the expression разве что/лишь/только. However in their principal meaning, разве and неужели are somewhat synonymous. What are the nuances ...
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Stress on Particles and Past Tense

I am never quite sure when to stress particles such as не. Also, I am confused about people saying that the a in the past tense feminine is stressed, and whether or not this is always the case. I am ...
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Differences between the particles же and -то [duplicate]

I know that the particle же is used to remind someone of something they should already know. For instance, say my friend and I posted a nasty comment on someone’s Facebook, but then quickly deleted it....
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Interpretation of the particle "ведь"

In this passage, in response to a story about candies that contained Radium, does ведь have the force of "you see, I tried..." or does it justify the previous statement (exclamation) like a sort of "I ...