“Or” does not preclude “and”

I find few instances of academic writing in which “and/or” is a better choice than simply “or.” As the above image illustrates, when you connect a pair of words with “or,” you’re not ruling out the possibility of “and”; that is, “or” includes “and” within its meaning.  In my experience, many writers are using “and/or”Continue reading ““Or” does not preclude “and””