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Example -

If you or Theresa has time, let me know.
If you or Theresa have time, let me know.

Which one is correct?

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The subject is singular - it's either Tom or Theresa. The verb form usually depends on the principle of proximity:

If you or Theresa has time ...

If Theresa or you have time ...

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  • This is one of those rule exceptions. and in this case you shouldn't use the proximity rule
    – Octopus
    Feb 3, 2015 at 21:30
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I believe, since you are addressing "you", then the 2nd person case would be correct.

If you have time, let me know. If you or Theresa have time, let me know.

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