# or/and

• 01-Dec-2003, 08:15
kltakky
or/and
When we put X or/and Y, it could be:

1. X
2. X and Y

(could it be Y only too?)

When we put X and/or Y, it could be:

1. X and Y
2. X
3. Y

Correct :?:
• 01-Dec-2003, 08:48
Tdol
It depends on whether the or is exclusive or inclusive.

x and Y = the two
x or y (exclusive|) = one of the two
x or y(inclusive) = on or two.

Where it is not clear in normal language people often use and\or. ;-)
• 01-Dec-2003, 15:14
Casiopea
Re: or/and
Quote:

Originally Posted by kltakky
When we put X or/and Y, it could be:

1. X
2. X and Y

(could it be Y only too?)

When we put X and/or Y, it could be:

1. X and Y
2. X
3. Y

1. X and Y
apples and oranges (both choices)

2. X or Y
apples or oranges (one choice)

3. X = apples
apples and/or oranges (apples for sure, oranges are a choice)

4. Y = oranges
apples or/and oranges ('or' means, oranges are one choice; 'and' means, if you pick oranges, they come with apples) *odd use of and/or.

:D
• 01-Dec-2003, 21:00
Tdol
Thanks for that- I've hurt my back and can't type much. ;-)
• 02-Dec-2003, 12:38
Casiopea
Quote:

Originally Posted by tdol
Thanks for that- I've hurt my back and can't type much. ;-)

Really?
I hope you feel better soon. :)
I've been down with a fever all week. Can't think clearly all that well. Sorry for the crazy posts of late :oops:
• 02-Dec-2003, 14:18
Tdol
Thanks. I hope the fever has abated. ;-)

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