word OR word ?

A2 Point 14 in the category of QUESTIONS is defined as:

alternative questions with two words from the same class combined with ‘or’.


*note that there is a b1 point for two clauses joined with ‘or’ in a question.

A few searches on iWeb for:

_NN or NN ?

1 PRODUCT OR SERVICE ? 1217
2 QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS ? 680
3 FACT OR FICTION ? 661
4 PRODUCTS OR SERVICES ? 517
5 COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY ? 330
6 FRIENDS OR FAMILY ? 298
7 FRIEND OR FOE ? 272
8 DOLLARS OR POUNDS ? 263
9 IPHONE OR IPAD ? 261
10 FRIEND OR COLLEAGUE ? 253
11 QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS ? 251
12 PHONE OR TABLET ? 243
13 HOME OR OFFICE ? 231
14 IDEAS OR SUGGESTIONS ? 220
15 FAMILY OR FRIENDS ? 220
16 THOUGHTS OR SUGGESTIONS ? 209
17 BOY OR GIRL ? 178
18 HOME OR BUSINESS ? 174
19 MEN OR WOMEN ? 168
20 SMARTPHONE OR TABLET ? 167
21 DOG OR CAT ? 161
22 DAY OR NIGHT ? 161
23 SON OR DAUGHTER ? 142
24 CIGARETTES OR WEED ? 137
25 SCHOOL OR COLLEGE ? 135
26 MALE OR FEMALE ? 131
27 USERNAME OR PASSWORD ? 127
28 MAN OR WOMAN ? 125
29 BLOG OR WEBSITE ? 122
30 SUCCESS OR FAILURE ? 120
31 TIPS OR TRICKS ? 119
32 MONTHS OR YEARS ? 117
33 BROTHER OR SISTER ? 117
34 LUNCH OR DINNER ? 116
35 WORK OR SCHOOL ? 113
36 WEEKS OR MONTHS ? 109
37 IMPROVEMENTS OR IDEAS ? 105
38 TIPS OR SUGGESTIONS ? 103
39 COMMENTS OR SUGGESTIONS ? 103
40 CAR OR TRUCK ? 103
41 IOS OR ANDROID ? 96
42 TIPS OR ADVICE ? 94
43 GOODS OR SERVICES ? 91
44 DRUGS OR ALCOHOL ? 90
45 THOUGHTS OR ADVICE ? 89

_JJ or _JJ ?

1 TRUE OR FALSE ? 2372
2 GOOD OR BAD ? 2125
3 SAFE OR UNSAFE ? 588
4 POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE ? 377
5 REAL OR FAKE ? 244
6 BETTER OR WORSE ? 206
7 RIGHT OR WRONG ? 201
8 NEW OR USED ? 184
9 DEAD OR ALIVE ? 180
10 HIGH OR LOW ? 171
11 HOT OR COLD ? 160
12 ALIVE OR DEAD ? 107
13 LARGE OR SMALL ? 100
14 HAPPY OR SAD ? 100
15 BIG OR SMALL ? 91

_RR or _RR ?

1 ONCE OR TWICE ? 97
2 SOONER OR LATER ? 91
3 DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY ? 70
4 FASTER OR SLOWER ? 61
5 POSITIVELY OR NEGATIVELY ? 49
6 EASIER OR HARDER ? 41
7 INTERNALLY OR EXTERNALLY ? 36
8 PERSONALLY OR PROFESSIONALLY ? 33
9 QUICKLY OR SLOWLY ? 33
10 LITERALLY OR FIGURATIVELY ? 32


A2:
advice, alcohol, cigarettes, colleague, college, dead, fact, high, ideas, large, low, negative, office, once, pounds, quickly, real, slowly, true, twice, worse

B1:
alive, blog, comments, directly, false, female, fiction, goods, improvements, male, password, personally, positive, product, products, service, services, success, suggestions, tablet, thoughts, tips, tricks, truck

B2:
concerns, drugs, failure, literally, negatively, positively

C1:
fake, indirectly, internally, unsafe

C2:
weed


EXPERT EXAMPLES:

Is there a tendency to put too much emphasis on what‘s considered proper or correct?

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One topic that often comes up with students of writing is:

How can I develop my style or voice in writing?

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