§ 37. Replace and/or wherever it appears.
Edit the following sentences to remove and/or:
Find three cases in which courts have criticized the use of and/or. Quote and cite the relevant passages.
In state statutes or regulations, find three sentences in which and/or appears. Retype them, providing citations, and then edit them to remove and/or without changing the original drafter's meaning. If you're part of a writing group or class, bring a copy of the before-and-after versions for each colleague. Be prepared to discuss your edits.
© 2001, Bryan A. Garner
These exercises appear in Bryan A. Garner's Legal Writing in Plain English: A Text with Exercises, published by The University of Chicago Press and available at bookstores and on the Web at www.press.uchicago.edu.