Returns true if any of the provided arguments are logically true, and false if all of the provided arguments are logically false.

**Common questions about the OR formula in Google Sheets:**

What is the OR formula in Google Sheets?- How does the OR formula work?
- What is the syntax of the OR formula?
- Can the OR formula handle more than two logical tests?
- What is the difference between the OR formula and the AND formula?
- Can I use cell references or ranges in the OR formula?
- How can I combine the OR formula with other functions in Google Sheets?

**Appropriate usage of the OR formula:**

Checking if at least one condition is true: The OR formula is commonly used to evaluate multiple logical conditions and returns TRUE if at least one of them is true.

- Building complex logical expressions: By combining the OR formula with other logical functions (such as IF, AND, NOT), you can create more sophisticated logical expressions in your spreadsheets.
- Conditional formatting: The OR formula is often used in conditional formatting rules to apply formatting to cells based on multiple conditions.

**Common mistyping of the OR formula:**

Incorrect spelling: One common mistake is misspelling the OR function as "ore" or "our" instead of "OR."

- Incorrect capitalization: The OR function is not case-sensitive, but mistyping it as "or" or "Or" may lead to errors.

**Common inappropriate usage of the OR formula:**

- Overlooking order of operations: The OR formula should be used within parentheses when combined with other logical operators to ensure proper evaluation.
- Incorrectly assuming mutual exclusivity: Using the OR formula may lead to incorrect results if the conditions being evaluated are not mutually exclusive, and you need them to be.

**Common pitfalls when using the OR formula:**

- Not using the correct logical operators: The OR formula requires the use of comparison operators (e.g., "<," ">", "<=") to create valid logical tests. Using arithmetic operators (e.g., "+," "-," "*") will result in errors.
- Neglecting proper referencing: When using cell references or ranges in the OR formula, ensure that the references are correctly formatted, including the use of dollar signs ($) for absolute referencing, as necessary.

**Common mistakes when using the OR formula:**

- Missing parentheses: When combining the OR formula with other logical operators, forgetting to enclose the OR formula within parentheses can lead to incorrect evaluation.
- Incorrectly nesting multiple OR formulas: It's important to properly structure nested OR formulas by considering the logical tests and grouping them appropriately using parentheses.

**Common misconceptions about the OR formula:**

- Confusing the OR formula with the XOR formula: XOR (exclusive OR) is a different logical operator that returns TRUE if exactly one condition is true, while OR returns TRUE if at least one condition is true.
- Assuming the OR formula evaluates all conditions: The OR formula stops evaluating conditions as soon as it finds a true condition. If this is not understood, it can lead to incorrect results or incomplete evaluations.