Grammar Q: “Many people choose between a dog AND/OR a cat for a pet.” ?

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Question by Jennifer W: Grammar Q: “Many people choose between a dog AND/OR a cat for a pet.” ?
I don’t know if it’s “and” or “or.” Anybody know?

Best answer:

Answer by StephanieS
or because the other makes it sound like you are choosing between two specific animals.

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4 comments on “Grammar Q: “Many people choose between a dog AND/OR a cat for a pet.” ?

  1. And means also…like people choose dogs and cats more than any others….
    Or meand instead of, like people either choose a dog or a cat. Keeping these 2 pets the only ones of toppic, whereas using and can also mean other pets not spoken of….

    Hoped I helped

  2. Grammatically speaking, when you use the word “between” you use the word “and”. It’s between this and that. Without between, it would be or. You choose this or that.

  3. It’s a choice so, “between a dog or a cat.”

  4. and

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