Alternatives to “and/or”?
This has bothered me for a long time. As a software developer, the
or is inclusive (
xor is exclusive and rarely used / not needed). However, in speaking English, "or" is traditionally exclusive.
You can have an apple or an orange
The above would imply that you can have one or the other (without the "either," it is not strictly clear, but it is implied).
Is there any preferred way to say an inclusive or?
We can restrict registration and/or purchase
"and/or" is kind of clunky, especially when speaking.
Is there another inclusive or word or a way of phrasing a sentence to make options inclusive?