Need advice.........

I would like to know what is the best solution to layout  the following sentence.

I am going to buy:
- either a new camera
- or a new video

I am going to buy either:
- a new camera
- or a new video

I am going to buy either:
- a new camera
- a new video

Thank you.


  • Ron MillerRon Miller Professor
    edited April 15
    "I am going to buy either a new camera or a new video."

    There is no need for any colons in the sentence.

  • In fact, it's an example to get your opinion on the best layout when using "eithr / or".
  • Just KevinJust Kevin Lulu Genius

    Myself and my friend combined know everything there is to know, but he's not here.

  • Skoob_ymSkoob_ym Teacher
    If it had to be stated with colons for a stylistic reason, I would go with B, but the "Or" should migrate up to the previous line.

    blah blah blah blah, either:
    a.) blah blah blah, or,
    b.) blah blah not blah.

    Typically, one would follow this pattern if, and only if, one wished to be able to refer to "Choice a" and "Choice b" later in the discussion. Otherwise, I would take Ron's advice and make it a simple sentence without the additional white space and the colons.
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