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    #1

    Cool Question?

    Fequently being cut off the electricity and water supply makes people cannot help but to do nothing.
    What is th meaning of " cannot help but to do nothing"?

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    Re: Question?

    The sentence is a bit of a mess (I think it should be 'means' not 'makes'), but the idea is that they have no choice but to do nothing because there are no options for action.

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