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Between the following two sentences:
I don't like apples and oranges.
I don't like apples or oranges.
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thank you for your reply. But...
Since "and" is different in meaning from "or", how would the two sentences be the same?
Mike didn't say they were the same. He said that there is no significant difference (in this context).
I am not a teacher.
"I don't like apples and oranges" means, I don't like apples and I don't like oranges, OR I don't like apples and oranges together; I prefer apples and pears.
"I don't like apples or oranges" means I like neither apples nor oranges.
So there is a difference, but if you don't like apples and oranges when served together but you do like them seperately, you should say so.