Student or Learner
Is there a rule as to whether it should be 'and' or 'or' following 'such as'?
I have a vague recollection that my school teacher taught me it should be always 'and', but I sometimes feel 'or' fits more naturally, especially in a negative sentence.
They didn't have any bevarages, such as tea, juice, soda, or water.
They didn't have any bevarages, such as tea, juice, soda, and water.
In the negative, "or" sounds much more natural.
In the positive, use "and."
I have many dreams, such as being an astronaut, B, and C.
I didn't have non-alcoholic beverages, such as juice or tea, but they sure had plenty of whiskey!
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.