I am extremely weak at English grammar. I would like to ask the following sentence: 'To identify the contents of the crates or boxes, packing list will be prepared and attached outside the crates or boxes'.
My question are the following:
- Should it be 'crate or box' or 'crates or boxes', which is the original question.
- Regarding scope of 'or'. When I write 'To identify the contents of the' does this sentence apply both to 'crates' and 'boxes'. Or since 'crates' precedes 'boxes' does the sentence apply only to the 'crates'.
- When I wrote 'My question are the following', should it be 'My questions are the following'. Also would I be using the word 'following', if I am to mention only one question.
Please bear with me. My weak knowledge of English grammar does not allow me to actually categorize my question in an appropriate manner. Perhaps someone would kindly enlighten me on the faults with my sentences.