Posted by: episystechpubs | September 21, 2015

Editor’s Corner: And/Or

Your friendly editors may have asked you not to use and/or statements and to choose the word and or or instead. The main reason not to use and/or statements is that it can create uncertainty.

Here is an example:

· Kara and/or I will edit your document tomorrow.

The and/or statement in this sentence could mean that Kara will edit your document, I will edit your document, or both Kara and I will edit your document.

If you are tempted to use and/or, determine whether and or or is more appropriate and go with one or the other wherever possible.

Thank you,

Jackie Solano | Technical Editor | Symitar®

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