I've been asked to submit a proposal for a project "by outlining it in either a) a Logframe or b) a Theory of Change model".

Does the sentence mean I have to choose between a) and b), or does it mean I have to send both, a) AND b)?

This "in either"... makes me feel uncertain about the exact meaning!

Thanks for helping.

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    I don't know how your teacher could have been more explicit and unambiguous than using "either ... or". But if you really do still have doubts, you should be asking her, not us. – Dan Bron Feb 25 '16 at 11:52
  • This is not ambiguous. Perhaps you have at the back of your mind a potential ambiguity, as with 'Show how P may be outlined either in a Logframe or a Theory of Change model', where 'either' may refer either to how P may be outlined ( 'P may be outlined either in a Logframe or a Theory of Change model. Show that this is so.'), or how you may show how P may be outlined ('Show how P may be outlined. [You may do this using either a Logframe or a Theory of Change model]'). – Edwin Ashworth Feb 25 '16 at 11:53

You should have in mind three closely related forms:

  1. Both a and b

    This is positive for a and for b.

Exp: I'd like both apples and oranges = I want the two of them

  1. Either a or b

    One among the two

Exp: I'd like to have either apples or oranges = I am Asking for one of them. It doesn't really matter which.

  1. Neither a nor b

    Not one, not the other

Exp: I'd like neither apples nor oranges = I don't want apples and I don't want oranges.

In your case you can pick the one you prefer.

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