by Mignon Fogarty
Kelly asked whether “and/or” in a subject makes the verb singular or plural. For example, what verb should she use in a sentence like this:
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You'd be hard pressed to find a style guide that didn't admonish you to drop “and/or” and choose either “and” or “or.”
Usually “or” better reflects the meaning you're trying to accomplish with “and/or,” but in this case, a slight rewriting with “and” is probably better.
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