Re: And Or situations
Most of the instances when I've seen "and/or" in a technical document, the biggest problem with it was that there was no explanation as to when it should be "and," and when it should be "or." And there needed to be one.
That's bad writing. It is frustrating when non-writers say they have a clear document when what makes the document clear to them are the implications and allusions in the document that the non-writer has corrected with inferences and assumptions that the average reader will not make. Too many times, I have heard, "Everyone knows this." No, not everyone.
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