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    navi tasan is offline Key Member
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    Default an engineer or a technician who

    1-We need an engineer or a technician who has a lot of experience.
    2-We need either an engineer or a technician who has a lot of experience.

    Can't these sentences mean two things:

    a-We need a technician who has a lot of experience or an engineer.
    b-We need an engineer who has a lot of experience or a technician who has a lot of experience.


    I suppose a comma after "engineer" would make it clear that "a technician who has a lot of experience" is a single unit.

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    Default Re: an engineer or a technician who

    You're right - it's ambiguous.
    We need an engineer or a highly experienced technician.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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