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Your question might need to be rephrased for clarity, but I believe I understand what you are asking. In my own words, you are confused about which of the following groupings to use:
[I H] OR RRR
I [H or RRR]
I H and I RRR, which is the best way to write the correct interpretation for purposes of clearing your confusion.
This can be frustrating, since the game is played in completely different ways depending on your interpretation, and most of us don't have time to see whether our assumptions are working out in the answer choices.
My advice is this:
1. if "or" led to the first interpretation above, there would have been a comma.
2. On the LSAT, "or" always means "one or the other or both" unless explicitly stated otherwise. Thus, given "Industrial can't go in a zone in which there is Housing OR three Retails" we must interpret it to mean that either of Housing or three Retails would exclude Industrial. The easiest way right now to clear up the confusion is to realize that it means that I H and I RRR.