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    and / or

    Hi,

    I have some trouble using, ''and, or'' in negative sentences. Could you please check my knowledge ?

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    I dislike apples and oranges. (It is OK. It means I don't like either apples or oranges)

    - I couldn't swim well, and I couldn't run fast. (It is OK. It means I couldn't swim well or run fast)

    - I couldn't swim well, or I couldn't run fast. (It would be OK in any right context)

    - I dislike apples or oranges. (It is OK. It means I don't like one of them)

    Thanks.

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    Re: and / or

    Quote Originally Posted by aysaa View Post
    Hi,

    I have some trouble using, ''and, or'' in negative sentences. Could you please check my knowledge ?

    -
    I dislike apples and oranges. (It is OK. It means I don't like either apples or oranges)

    - I couldn't swim well, and I couldn't run fast. (It is OK. It means I couldn't swim well or run fast)

    - I couldn't swim well, or I couldn't run fast. (It would be OK in any right context)

    - I dislike apples or oranges. (It is OK. It means I don't like one of them)

    Thanks.
    - I couldn't swim well, or I couldn't run fast.
    - I dislike apples or oranges.
    These are both wrong.

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