There are a couple of uses for the slash. So, there is a forward slash and a back slash. But, we’re not worried about the back slash here, we’re concerned about the forward slash. And there are a couple of uses for the forward slash that I want to take a look at.

I have some examples written up here on the board.

This first one says:

Bring your notebook and/or spiral.”

So, notice there’s a forward slash between “and” and “or“. That’s because the writer doesn’t know which one will apply to the reader.

So, say the reader has a notebook, and they also have a spiral, then the word “and” is more appropriate to the reader, the notebook and the spiral.

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