Tuesday, September 20, 2011


Or = (as conjunction) (1) used to connect words, phrases or clauses introducing alternatives: ‘We used to go to the cinema or watch the television.’ (2) used in correlatives when the first is preceded by either or whether: ‘Whether you come or not I will go there.’ (3) otherwise; or else: ‘Be in the station on time, or you will miss the train.’

When each of the nouns joined by or is singular, the verb is usually singular: ‘It is important to understand what one’s son or daughter expects out of life.’

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