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What is the difference between tel ou tel and tel et tel?

What is the proper way to interprete them in English?

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The short answer is that tel ou tel is the singular and tel et tel is the plural. Tel ou tel X and tel et tel X both convey that there are many possible X and it is not known which one(s) will get picked. Tel ou tel X is used when a single X is in play, tel et tel X is used when multiple X will be in play together.

English has a similar construction with this or that vs this and that (and a mostly-synonym phrase such-and-such (so-and-so for people) which can be either singular or plural).

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