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Al Geist wrote:
>Incidentally, I checked your sources and did not find a definition for
and/or. They all returned the definition for "and" each time I looked.....<
On 6/25/07, Al Geist <al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com> wrote:
> Mark Levinson wrote:
> >Take, for example, "The alleycat had suffered
> from disease and/or malnourishment." I think
> it's a clear sentence...<
> It's not clear at all. Did the alley cat suffer from disease and
> malnourishment, or did the alley cat suffer from disease or
> That is the ambiguity resulting from the "and/or" construction. As for
> dictionaries defining it...that does not mean it's good sentence
> construction, and that is what we are talking about.
> Incidentally, I checked your sources and did not find a definition for
> and/or. They all returned the definition for "and" each time I looked.
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