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    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

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    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.

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    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

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    Thanks for that- I've hurt my back and can't type much.

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    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

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    Thanks. I hope the fever has abated.

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