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With following two conditions,

  • Do not use A, if possible.
  • Do not use B, if possible.

How can I make it as a sentence? Which one is right?

  • Do not use A or B, if possible.

or

  • Do not use A nor b, if possible.
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Both sentences are correct. See here for some examples that use nor. Nor sounds more formal and does not typically appear in colloquial English.

Nor is used to continue a negative phrase. In modern usage, nor usually appears after neither. For example,

Use neither A nor B, if possible.

However, this example sacrifices the clearly imperative "Do not" at the beginning of the sentence. If I wanted clear and concise English, such as for "how to" instructions, I would probably use this:

Do not use either A or B, if possible.

The either emphasizes that both options A and B are to be avoided.

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