118 Slashed Constructions (English)

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Slashed Constructions

This is one of the easier concepts to understand in English grammar. The purpose of a slashed construction is to provide more than one term that fits within the context of the surrounding elements in a sentence. It simply allows for a sentence to have two alternate interpretations, one for each version that includes one of the two words provided.

So instead of writing two sentences that only differ by a single conjunction...
It is green or purple.
It is green and purple.
We use a slash...
It is green and/or purple.

Definition

A Slashed Construction is the combination of terms by way of a slash.

Alternative

The pipe delimiter ("|") may be substituted for the forward slash ("/") when creating a slashed construction.

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