RE: And Or

Subject: RE: And Or
From: "Ben" <baj357 -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "'Andrew Warren'" <awarren -at- synaptics -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2007 17:07:39 -0700


"Allow additional room for maneuvering the shipping containers around
corners and/or through doors."

-----Original Message-----
From: Andrew Warren [mailto:awarren -at- synaptics -dot- com]
Sent: Monday, June 18, 2007 4:58 PM
To: Ben; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: RE: And Or

Ben wrote:

> I apologize if this has been discussed already, but using the phrase
> "and/or" to mean the inclusion of all or any combination of items,
> including only one item in a given list just doesn't seem right to
> me-though I see it everywhere. Is that phrase commonly accepted in
> writing? What do you purists say?


What's the context? Can you give an example of the questionable usage?

If it's what I imagine, perhaps "one or more of" or "any combination of"
would be better.


=== Andrew Warren - awarren -at- synaptics -dot- com
=== Synaptics, Inc - Santa Clara, CA


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