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- (sentence adverb) You use otherwise to connect two clauses where the second clause shows the bad thing that would happen if the first clause doesn't happen.
- You need the proper license. Otherwise you can't do business.
- (sentence adverb) You use otherwise to connect two clauses where the second clause shows what would have happened if the first clause hadn't happened.
- I missed the bus. Otherwise, I would have been here earlier.
- If you think or say otherwise, you don't agree.
- She says we should put him in piano lessons, but I think otherwise.
- apart from something else
- She has some cuts, but is otherwise fine.
- He just had to wash the dishes. Otherwise, everything was done.