Student or Learner
I have two questions regarding the following sentence:
-You have to choose between the blue and the white categories.
1-Is the use of "and" correct here? Should it be "or"?
2- Is the use of the plural form (categories) correct here?
Thanks a lot
1. Yes, and is correct here. It is and because you have already indicated a choice by using between.
To use or you could word it something like this:
You must choose the blue or the white category.
2. Yes, again - in this case the plural is correct because you are choosing between 2 things. In the alternative I gave in part 1 you use the singular because you are indicating that you must choose only one.
A subtle difference but that's the English language for you.