Which of these is grammatically correct:

"They had to choose between apples and oranges"

"They had to choose between apples or oranges"


The first sentence is correct.

They had to choose between apples and oranges.

The second sentence should read:

They had to choose either apples or oranges.

However since you are using "choose between", the correct conjunction is "and".

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    Doesn't "choose between" mean (A or B) in the sense that you have to choose one. So if the first one is correct why shouldn't the second one? "Between" doesn't mean both (A and B). I think 'They had to choose between/either apples or oranges' is correct. And the conjunction "and" doesn't have to be with "choose between". – aesking Apr 28 '18 at 12:02

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