'Your search query is wrong.' What should I do?
This can be due to some syntax error(s) in the way you wrote your query.‌
Here are the most common errors that you should correct:

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The query starts with AND (all uppercase)

You cannot start a query with AND all uppercase. AND is reserved as a search operator.

The query starts with OR (all uppercase)

You cannot start a query with OR all uppercase. OR is reserved as a search operator.

The query contains only one double-quote (")

‌You cannot start or type a query with only one double quote. Double quotes are reserved as a search operator for exact phrase.

The query contains only one parenthesis ((or ))

‌You cannot start or type a query with only one parenthesis. Parenthesis are reserved for combining operators.

The query contains only one forward slash (/)

‌You cannot start or type a query with only one forward slash. Forward slashes are reserved for regular expressions (Regex).

The query starts with or contains tilde (~)

‌You cannot start a query with tilde (~) or write one which contains tilde. Tilde is reserved as a search operator for fuzziness or proximity searches.
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The query ends with question mark (!)

You cannot end a query with question mark (!). Question mark is reserved as a search operator for excluding a term.

The query starts with or contains caret (^)

‌You cannot start a query with caret (^) or write one which contains caret. Caret is reserved as a boosting operator.

The query contains square brackets ([ ])

You cannot use square brackets except for searching for ranges.
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