either and or or, according to what is meant: personal and/or real property
Used to indicate that either or both of the items connected by it are involved.
Usage Note: And/or is widely used in legal and business writing. Its use in general writing to mean “one or the other or both” is acceptable but often sounds stilted. See Usage Note at or1.
- Joins two alternatives to mean either or both; indicates that inclusive or is meant where or alone might be taken to mean exclusive or.
- List three personal and/or business references.