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The or of English is not equivalent to the or of formal logic. In many cases, English or actually means the exclusive or of logic. For instance, if you say: Turn left or right at the intersection. it's exclusive, because it's not possible to do both. Or you might ask: Are you having a boy or a girl? (Although a logician having fraternal twins ...


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Just to add to the confusion, this would be my answer, and yes, it seems to contradict the accepted answer. So be it. ;-) Yes, most of the time you should in fact write or instead of and/or. In cases where you do not want the and/or meaning of inclusive OR, make that clear explicitly: A or B, but not both. With no additional context or qualification, or ...


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"restored" is not the right word. . There is no reason to believe HP is "restored"; that would entail returning it to its prior value, which I presume is unknown (that is, it could vary by situation). What if HP's prior value were lower? You would have to REDUCE it in order to "restore" it. What if increasing HP by 10% of Att brought HP to a higher vale ...


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It seems to me that in the light of your explanation, your statement that We are in agreement that the intended meaning of the sentence is that "HP" is restored by an amount equal to 10% of "Att." represents a justifiable interpretation. In the context of the explanation, I also find no problem with the wording of your query sentence, despite its ...


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If you are indeed starting with Y, use the phrase “why does it start with” in place of “why should it start with”, which is stilted. For example: This book is about X. Why, then, does it begin with Y? You may wish to post the first paragraph or two of your book (a novel?) in Writers stackexchange, to obtain advice about further alternatives. The ...


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Perhaps your intention is to sell whatever you produce with your own application, but it may not be so. Then, other possibilities ("do something else") would be to give them to your friends, to keep them to yourself, etc.


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The for any other purpose is an alternative to to sell. Individuals may have a number of purposes in mind when working on their own applications; one of these may be selling them.


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The comma doesn't 'mean' anything as such. It separates the two things that you have no right to do, resell the content ... and create a business ... . In view of the two preceding commas, I would use a semi-colon instead of a comma here to mark a stronger break.


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No 2 sounds better. There's no grammatical rule that I know of. As our Italian teacher sometimes used to tell us, "Suona meglio!" It simply sounds better!



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